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81 year old man charged with murder following death at care home

The man will appear before magistrates today Photo: ITV Anglia

A man in his 80s has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in New Costessey in Norwich last week.

Officers were called to Grays Fair Court care home in Dereham Road at 7.30pm on Friday after the woman's body was found.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified her as Doreen Virgo, aged 89 and from Mill Street, Buxton.

The result of a Home Office post mortem examination which took place on Sunday showed that Doreen had died from compression of the neck.

Mick Virgo, aged 81 and also of Mill Street, Buxton, has been charged with murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Op Shorne.