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Hampshire man in court over 1979 murder of Peterborough woman

Murder victim Sally McGrath
Image caption Miss McGrath died from a blunt force injury to her head

A 59-year-old man charged with murdering a Peterborough woman more than 30 years ago has appeared before magistrates.

Paul Taylor is charged with killing Sally McGrath, 22, whose body was found in Wild Board Spinney, at Castor Hanglands, in March 1980.

Mr Taylor, of Valentine Close, Fareham, Hampshire, appeared before Peterborough magistrates' on Tuesday.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday.

His arrest follows a cold case review into the death of Miss McGrath which started in 2009.

Miss McGrath was last seen alive at about 15:00 BST on 11 July, 1979.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from a blunt force injury to her head but it is not known what caused the injury.

Miss McGrath was living with her parents in Tower Street, Peterborough, at the time.

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