1. ITV Report

Man charged with death of mother

The incident took place on Ebrook Road in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday the 12th of August. Credit: ITV News

A Birmingham man has been charged with murder following the death of his elderly mother.

41-year-old son Darren Hammond from Ebrook Road, Sutton Coldfield is due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court tomorrow (15 August).

Police say they are confident the body found at the same address is that of his mother, Beryl Hammond, who was discovered after concerns were raised for her safety.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

I am seeking witnesses to Beryl’s last known movements and also those of her son, Darren Hammond, to help us understand more about the circumstances of her death. I would like to hear from anyone who had contact with or saw Beryl or Darren in recent months, even if you do not believe the contact to have been significant.

– Caroline Corfield, Detective Inspector