York & North Yorkshire

Man charged with murder of woman in Scarborough

A 45-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 29-year-old woman in a North Yorkshire town.

Police were called to a property on Southwold Rise in Scarborough just after 1130 BST on Sunday after the woman was found unconscious.

She was taken to Scarborough District Hospital and died on Monday, a police spokesman said.

Nigel Pickard was remanded in custody by Scarborough magistrates to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

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