Man charged with murder of woman in her 30s in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman.

Adam Barnard, 40, appeared before Norwich Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of Tara Kershaw between January 18 and January 20 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

The bearded defendant, who wore a blue jumper and had short brown hair, spoke only to confirm his personal details during Monday’s brief hearing.

Barnard, of Princes Road, Great Yarmouth, was not asked to enter a plea.

The body of Ms Kershaw, believed to be in her 30s, was found in Princes Road on Saturday morning.

A post-mortem showed the woman’s death was consistent with compression to the neck, said police.

Barnard has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Princes Road address will remain cordoned off on Monday.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the Princes Road area to come forward.

Norfolk Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct over previous police contact before the woman died.

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