Dorset

Blandford Forum barber shop stab murder suspect charged

Katrina O'Hara
Image caption Katrina O'Hara worked at the barber shop where she was fatally stabbed

A man held over the fatal stabbing of a woman at a barbers' shop in Dorset has been charged with murder.

Hairdresser Katrina O'Hara, 44, died at Jocks Barbers in East Street, Blandford Forum, on 7 January.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from two stab wounds to her chest, Dorset Police said.

Stuart Thomas, 49, - also known as George Thomas - has been charged with her murder and is due at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Dorset Police referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission on Friday in connection with the case.

Image caption Police said Katrina O'Hara was fatally stabbed inside the barber shop

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