Leicester

Man charged with murder after mother's stabbing death

Scene of crime in Rockingham Drive
Image caption Police found the body of Maria Mayes at the house on Rockingham Close in Shepshed

A 36-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his 67-year-old mother.

Stuart Mayes of Stapleford, Nottinghamshire was charged with murder and attempted murder after a stabbing in Shepshed, Leicestershire.

Leicestershire Police said officers forced entry into a house on Rockingham Close on Saturday morning where they found the body of Maria Mayes.

A 33-year-old woman also found at the house was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Mr Mayes appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court earlier and will reappear at Leicester Crown Court on 27 October.

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