Pek Ying Ling: Man denies murdering wife found dead at Newcastle hotel

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Pek Ying Ling's three sons were due to meet up with her for a family holiday

The husband of a woman found dead in a Newcastle hotel has denied her murder.

Pek Ying Ling, 51, was found dead at the County Aparthotel on 6 December while on a trip from Singapore with her husband, ahead of meeting up with their three sons for a family holiday.

Emergency crews went to the Westgate Road hotel but Ms Ling was confirmed dead at the scene.

Hert Fong, 50, appeared before Newcastle Crown Court earlier via a video link and was remanded in custody.

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Ms Ling was confirmed dead at the County Aparthotel in Newcastle on 6 December

A trial date has been listed for 6 June with a pre-trial hearing due to take place on 28 February.

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