Lancashire

Blackburn man, 87, in court over murder of his wife, 74

Aberdare Close Blackburn Image copyright Google
Image caption Marian Smith was found dead at a property on Aberdare Close, Blackburn

An 87-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering his wife.

Marian Smith, 74, was found dead at a property on Aberdare Close in Blackburn, Lancashire at 09:10 BST on 9 April.

Lancashire Police said a post-mortem examination established that she had died from stab wounds.

John Smith, from Aberdare Close, was remanded in custody by Preston Magistrates' Court to appear before the city's crown court on Friday.

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