80-year-old man charged with killing pensioner wife

An 80-year-old pensioner has been charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife, police said.

Peter Richard Beaver of Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park, in Hampshire, is accused of killing Annie Beaver of the same address on Saturday.

Annie Beaver who police have named as the 81-year-old woman found dead at a house Credit: Hampshire Constabulary/PA

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

A second 55-year-old man, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released from police custody with no further action. The man is now assisting detectives as a witness, a Hampshire police spokesman said.