Police have named the 52-year-old woman found dead in Cramlington as Christine Baker. Alan David Baker, 56, has been charged with her murder.
He appeared before South East Northumberland Magistrates this afternoon.
He is due to appear before Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday.
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