Stoke & Staffordshire

Tunstall flat death: Man, 47, charged with the murder of a woman

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Image caption The body of Lindsay Hughes was found in a flat in Furlong Road, Tunstall

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

The body of 38-year-old Lindsay Hughes was found in a flat in Furlong Road, Tunstall, on Friday morning, police said.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was blunt-force trauma and compression of the neck.

Peter Plant, 47, of Furlong Road, Tunstall, will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Monday, Staffordshire Police said.

Ms Hughes' family said in a statement: "Lindsay was a beautiful daughter; her children loved her and we as her family were not able to say goodbye.

"All we ask is that we are allowed to mourn our loss in peace."

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