Pensioner accused of murdering his wife at Mapleback

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A 71-YEAR-OLD man will appear in court today (Friday) accused of murdering his wife at their home near Southwell.

Peter Thurgarland has been charged with the murder of his wife Julia (70), who was found at their Low Farm home at around 3.50pm on Friday 28th December.

A Home Office post-mortem examination revealed she died from strangulation.

Thurgarland is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court later today.