Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton murder charge over woman's stab death

Napier House on Paynes Road in Shirley
Image caption The area around Napier House was sealed off

A man has been charged with murder after a woman's body was found in a flat in Southampton.

Anita Bawtree, 34, was found with stab wounds in Napier House, Paynes Road, in the Shirley area of the city in the early hours of Tuesday.

Specialist officers, including negotiators, had been sent to the modern block of flats.

Steven John Waters, 54, of Napier House, Paynes Road, is due before Southampton magistrates on Thursday.

He is currently in police custody.

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Bawtree died from stab wounds.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites