Havant pensioner charged with murdering his wife

Annie Beaver
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AN 80-year-old man will appear in court tomorrow charged with murdering his wife.

Peter Beaver has been charged by police with the murder of 81-year-old Annie Beaver at their home in Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park.

He will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning and is being held in police custody overnight.

Mrs Beaver was found dead at the house early on Saturday morning.

A second man, aged 55, 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.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Ellie Hurd said she would like to thank the residents of Sherfield Avenue and surrounding streets in Leigh Park for their understanding and co-operation with the investigation.