Tyne & Wear

Graeme Jarman charged with murdering Judith Richardson

Graeme Jarman
Image caption Graeme Jarman was arrested in a library in North Yorkshire on Saturday

A man has been charged with the murder of a 77-year-old woman who was found dead at her home in Northumberland.

Judith Richardson was found dead at home in St Wilfrid's Road, Hexham, on 19 August. Police said she suffered a "brutal attack".

Graeme Jarman was arrested in a library in Filey, North Yorkshire, on Saturday.

The 47-year-old, from Consett in County Durham, is due to appear before Newcastle magistrates on Wednesday morning.

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