Cambridgeshire

Man charged with murder after woman's death in St Ives

Gainsborough Drive scene
Image caption Pauline Smith's body was discovered at a house in Gainsborough Drive

A 53-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found at a house in Cambridgeshire.

Police discovered the body of Pauline Smith, 54, at a house in Gainsborough Drive in St Ives after a call to the control room on 27 October.

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Smith had died from compression to the neck.

John Mearns, of no fixed address, is due to appear before Huntingdon magistrates later, police said.

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