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Man, 71, charged with wife's murder

A 71-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his churchwarden wife who was found strangled at their home.

Peter Thurgarland is accused of murdering his 70-year-old wife Julia at their farmhouse in Maplebeck, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

Her body was found by paramedics called to their home at around 3.50pm on Friday.

A Home Office post-mortem examination revealed that Mrs Thurgarland, who served as an official at the Church of St Radegund in Maplebeck, died from strangulation.

Mr Thurgarland, of Low Farm, Maplebeck, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court charged with her murder.


From Belfast Telegraph