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Woman in court on murder charge


Latest courts news

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Latest courts news

A woman will appear in court today charged with murder after a man's body was found at a flat.

Police were called to the property in Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent just before 3pm on Monday after paramedics responding to reports that a man had collapsed found a body.

Samantha Adeokun, 40, from Albert Street, Silverdale, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, was arrested and will appear before North Staffordshire magistrates, Staffordshire Police said.

The man was named as 42-year-old Peter Davegun, who lived at the address. Specially-trained officers are supporting his family.

A post-mortem examination on Christmas Eve revealed Mr Davegun died from a "significant blunt force assault", police said.