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Man, 73, charged with murdering woman, 95 , in her home

Detectives investigating the murder of a 95-year-old woman in her home in Doncaster Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, have charged David Powell, 73, from Longton Road, Barlaston, with murder.

Detectives investigating the murder in Doncaster Lane, Stoke-on-Trent. Credit: Google Maps

He will appear before magistrates in Newcastle this morning. A post-mortem examination is set to take place today. While a formal identification has not yet taken place, police believe the woman who died to be Cecilia Powell from Doncaster Lane. Family liaison officers are working to support family members affected by this death.

Man held after body found in flat

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was discovered at a flat on Christmas morning.

The victim, believed to be in her thirties, was found dead in Dibden Court, Honeywall, Stoke-on-Trent, after paramedics were called at 10.30am.

Despite the efforts of West Midlands Ambulance Service, the woman was pronounced deceased.

The 49-year-old suspect will be questioned by detectives from Staffordshire Police force's criminal investigation department (CID).

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