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Man charged with murdering ex-police officer Stanley Carter

Stanley Carter
Image caption Stanley Carter was found dead in his home

A man has been charged with the murder of an 87-year-old retired police officer whose body was found at a house in Portsmouth.

Stanley Carter was found dead in his home in Greenwood Avenue, Wymering, after police were called on Sunday.

Stephen Cowdrey, 49, of St Augustine Road, Southsea, appeared before Portsmouth magistrates and was remanded in custody.

Police are yet to release the results of a post-mortem examination.

Officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour or disturbances in Greenwood Avenue between Friday and Sunday.

Mr Cowdrey is due to appear before Winchester Crown Court on Friday.

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