A 71-year-old man has appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of his wife.
Peter Thurgarland, from Maplebeck, near Southwell, is accused of strangling 70-year-old Julia Thurgarland at their home last Friday. A date has yet to be set for a Crown Court hearing.
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"This was an incident of domestic violence of the highest severity which sadly had tragic consequences."