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Man, 80, charged with killing wife

An 80-year-old pensioner has been charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife, police said.

Peter Richard Beaver of Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, is accused of killing Annie Beaver of the same address on Saturday.

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Police were called to the address shortly after 6am and found the body of Mrs Beaver, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second 55-year-old man, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released from police custody with no further action.

This man is now assisting detectives as a witness, a Hampshire police spokesman said.

A post-mortem examination took place yesterday to determine the cause of Mrs Beaver's death, but police said today they were not in a position to confirm it due to "ongoing inquiries".

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