Pensioner denies murdering his wife at their Leigh Park home

SCENE Annie Beaver's house in Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park
SCENE Annie Beaver's house in Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park

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A PENSIONER has denied murdering his 81-year-old wife.

Peter Beaver, 80, is accused of killing wife Annie, who was found dead at their Sherfield Avenue home in Leigh Park on November 24.

VICTIM Annie Beaver

VICTIM Annie Beaver

He is alleged to have murdered Mrs Beaver the previous day.

He spoke only to enter a not guilty plea during at Winchester Crown Court.

Beaver, who wore a black jacket, a blue shirt, striped jumper, black trousers and walked with a stick, was allowed to remain at the back of the court room instead of in the dock during the short hearing.

Judge Keith Cutler CBE released Beaver on conditional bail.

He is due to reappear at Winchester Crown Court for trial on June 23.