The police have charged a man with murder following the death of an 80 year old woman in Darlington.
The body of Sybil Sibthorpe was found at the back of a terrace house in Haughton Road in the town on Wednesday. A post mortem examination revealed that she died from head injuries.
A 40 year old local man, Lee Edward Grainger, has now been charged with her murder and is due to appear at Peterlee Magistrates today. Two other men have been bailed pending further inquiries.