Anne Marie Cropper: Man, 51, accused of Southport murder
A man has appeared in court charged with murder following the discovery of a woman's body in a flat.
Anne Marie Cropper was found dead in the property on Royal Terrace, Southport, on Thursday.
The 47-year-old, who died from head and chest injuries, was described by her family as a "much-loved daughter, sister, mother and grandma".
Ian Gordon, 51, of Royal Terrace, was charged with murder and remains in custody after a brief court appearance.
He is scheduled to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday.