Shropshire

Shrewsbury man charged with woman's murder

The scene
Image caption Police found the body on Tuesday evening

A 51-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman in a Shropshire village.

Police officers were called to the address in Caradoc View, Hanwood, near Shrewsbury, at about 1840 GMT on Tuesday, where they found the body of a woman aged in her 50s.

At 0500 GMT officers arrested a man in Shrewsbury over the death.

The man is expected to appear before Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court on Friday morning.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out, but formal identification of the victim has not yet taken place, West Mercia Police said.

Det Ch Insp Steve Tonks, leading the investigation, has appealed for anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area on Tuesday to contact West Mercia Police.

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