Barnard Castle man in court charged with murder of 59-year-old woman

Jane Collinson
Jane Collinson, 59, died on Saturday at an address in Barnard Castle. Credit: Family handout

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in County Durham.

Stephen Ansbro, from Barnard Castle, is accused of the murder of 59-year-old Jane Collinson.

Ms Collinson was pronounced dead at an address in Dunelm Court, in the town, on Saturday 4 March.

Emergency services had been called to the incident at about 6pm.

Ansbro, who lived in the same complex as Ms Collinson, appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 8 March and was remanded in custody.

The 60-year-old will appear at Teesside Crown Court on Friday 10 March.

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