Lancashire

Man charged with murder over woman's death in Burnley

A 50-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Burnley, Lancashire.

The body of 38-year-old Shelley Barnes was found by police called to a house on Hobart Street at about 1800 GMT on Sunday.

Dean Thompson, of Hobart Street, was charged with murder overnight and appeared before Burnley Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He was remanded in custody until a preliminary hearing on 11 November.

Lancashire Police are continuing to appeal for information about Ms Barnes' last movements.

Anyone who may have seen her in the Burnley area between the 5 and 7 November should contact officers.

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