Lancashire

Man charged after woman strangled and beaten to death

The scene on Hazel Grove
Image caption Ms Seed's body was found in her flat

A man has been charged with the murder of a 39-year-old woman who was beaten and strangled to death at her home in Preston.

Officers found the body of Nicola Seed at a flat on Hazel Grove in Ribbleton on Monday night.

David Bullman, 29, of Elswick Road in Ashton has been charged with murder. He will appear at magistrates court later.

A 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released without charge.

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