Derby

Man charged with Allenton murder inquiry

Police tape in Allenton
Image caption The body was found at a house in Merrill Way

A 24-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a 54-year-old Derby woman.

Catherine Leighton was found dead at her home in Merrill Way in Allenton just after midnight on 30 April.

The man is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court in Derby on 2 May.

Derbyshire Police have appealed for anyone who saw Ms Leighton on 29 April - the day of the royal wedding - to contact them.

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