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Leicester murder: Man in court after woman's body found

Wendy Milligan Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Wendy Milligan's body was found in a flat in Leicester

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after the body of a woman was found at a flat in Leicester.

Wendy Milligan, who was in her 40s, was found dead at the property in Mayfield Road on Sunday afternoon.

Gerrard Kavanagh, 44, of Mayfield Road, appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court earlier. He will appear at the city's crown court on Thursday.

Police had initially said the death was "unexplained" but started a murder investigation on Monday.

Image caption Further tests are needed to find the cause of the death of the woman found at a flat in Mayfield Road

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