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Husband charged over farmhouse murder

A 71-year-old man has been charged withthe murdering his wife at a farmhouse in north Nottinghamshire.

Peter Thurgarland, of Low Farm in thevillage of Maplebeck, near Southwell, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Julia Thurgarland, who was 70 years old, was found at their home at around 3.50pm on Friday 28 December 2012.

A Home Office post-mortem examination revealed she has been strangled.

Murder suspect in police custody

A 71-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Julia Thurgarland in Nottinghamshire is now in police custody where he is due to be questioned by detectives.

Mrs Thurgarland, who was 70 years old, was found strangled at her home, Low Farm, in Maplebeck, near Southwell, on Friday 28th December.

The man arrested was found injured in the house and taken to Lincoln Hospital where he remained until Wednesday evening.

He has now been discharged from the hospital and transferred to a police station where he is due to be questioned.

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Police wait to question murder suspect

Detectives continue to wait this morning to interview a 71-year-old man in connection with the murder of Julia Thurgarland in north Nottinghamshire.

Mrs Thurgarland, who was 70-years-old, was found at her home address in the village of Maplebeck on Friday (28 December 2012). A post mortem examination revealed she had been strangled.

The 71-year-old man who has been arrested was found in the house on Friday afternoon suffering from injuries. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition. Detectives will question the man when he is deemed fit to be interviewed.

The enquiries undertaken throughout yesterday make me quite certain this is an isolated incident and we will interview the suspect as soon as possible to determine the circumstances leading up to Mrs Thurgarland’s death.

– Detective Chief Inspector Tony Heydon

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