York & North Yorkshire

Inquest opens into York burglary victim Elsie Mowbray death

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a woman who died after a burglary at her home in York.

Elsie Mowbray, 87, of Leeman Road, died in hospital on 8 January following the burglary at her home on New Year's Day.

Peter Harris, 33, has been charged with Mrs Mowbray's murder. He is also charged with robbery and assault.

He was remanded in custody at his first appearance at Leeds Crown Court and is expected back in court on Thursday.

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