Tyne & Wear

Graeme Jarman remanded over the murder of Judith Richardson

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

A man has been remanded in custody over the murder of a 77-year-old woman in Northumberland.

Graeme Jarman appeared before Newcastle Magistrates, and will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 21 September.

The 47-year-old from Consett in County Durham is accused of the murder of Judith Richardson, 77, from Hexham.

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

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