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A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 72-year-old-woman in Middlesbrough.
The body of Rose Doughty was found in a house in Fosdyke Green on Saturday afternoon, November 23.
Her family paid tribute to the pensioner who they say lived for her family and grandchildren and would do anything for anyone.
A 41-year-old man, Christian Darko, will appear again at Teesside Crown Court later this week.
A 41-year-old man has been charged with murder after an older woman was found dead in Middlesbrough. The woman, in her seventies, was found by a family member in Fosdyke Green.
Police have sealed off a block of flats in Middlesbrough after what they have described as the 'sudden' and 'suspicious' death of a woman in her 70s.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held for questioning by police.
Police are continuing to investigate the suspicious death of an elderly woman in Middlesbrough.
The woman, in her 70s, was found dead at an address on Fosdyke Green at around 4:40pm on Saturday. A postmortem is taking place to establish how she died.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A spokesperson for Middlesbrough Grange Care Home, in Fosdyke Green, on Netherfields Estate in Middlesbrough, has confirmed the death of a woman in her 70s was not connected to any resident or staff member at the home.
Police are treating the woman's death as suspicious and have arrested a man in his 40's on suspicion of murder.
Detective Superintendent Rob Donaghy, from Cleveland Police, said:
Police are investigating the death of a woman in her 70s in Middlesbrough.
Officers were called to an address on Fosdyke Green at around 4:40pm on Saturday where the woman was found dead. Detectives are treating the death as suspicious and a police cordon is in place at the property. A postmortem is taking place today to establish how the woman died.
A man in his 40s, from Middlesbrough, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.