Murder accused has first appearance at crown court

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A PENSIONER accused of the murder of his wife has appeared in crown court.

Peter Beaver, 80, appeared at Winchester Crown Court via a video link from prison.

Annie Beaver, 81, was found dead by police at Sherfield Avenue, in Leigh Park, on Saturday morning.

Beaver, of the same address, stood before Judge Guy Boney QC.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court on January 22 when he will be asked to make a plea.