Man convicted of murdering Helen Bailey charged with murder of his previous wife

Ian Stewart with his fiance Helen Bailey who was murdered in Royston in 2016.
Ian Stewart with Helen Bailey who was murdered at her home in Royston in 2016. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man who was jailed for life in 2017 for the murder of his 51-year-old fiancee, the children's author Helen Bailey, has been charged with the murder of his previous wife.

Helen Bailey was found dead at her house in Royston in 2016 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The murder of Helen Bailey in Royston in 2016 prompted a reinvestigation into the death of Ian Stewart's previous wife Diane Stewart.

She died in Cambridgeshire back in June 2010 at their home in Bassingbourn.

59-year old Ian Stewart is charged with her murder and appeared at St Albans Crown Court today (6th July).A plea hearing has been set for 21st September.