Berkshire

Man charged over Jacqueline Pattenden murder in Crowthorne

Jacqueline Pattenden Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Michael Rough has been charged with murdering Jacqueline Pattenden

A man has been charged with murdering a woman who was stabbed to death in a Berkshire village.

Michael Rough, 55, of Ellis Road, Crowthorne, is charged with killing Jacqueline Pattenden, 53, on 2 October.

A post-mortem found Ms Pattenden, who was described as an "amazing mother", died at a house in Ellis Road after being stabbed in the chest.

Mr Rough, who received treatment in hospital after being arrested, will appear at Reading Magistrate's Court.

Ms Pattenden worked as a psychiatrist's assistant for the former clinical director of Broadmoor Hospital, who was in charge of giving treatment to the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe.

Image caption Jacqueline Pattenden's body was found at her home in Crowthorne

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