Wife charged with murdering husband in Surrey

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Richard Challen
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Mr Challen was the retired owner of Westlake Garages in south-west London

A woman has been charged with the murder of her estranged husband who was found bludgeoned to death at his home.

The body of Richard Challen, 61, was found at the property in Claygate, near Esher, Surrey, on Sunday.

Surrey Police said Sally Challen, 56, of Coverts Road, Claygate had been charged with his murder.

Mrs Challen is due to appear at Staines Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. She was arrested on Sunday at Beachy Head, Sussex, by police officers.

Mr Challen, who was the retired owner of Westlake Garages in Richmond, south-west London, lived alone at the property in Ruxley Ridge.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday found he died of "severe blunt trauma" head injuries.

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