An 80-year-old pensioner has been charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife, police said.

Police have charged an 80 year old man with the murder of his 81 year old wife.

Police have told Breaking news that Peter Richard Beaver of Sherfield Avenue Leigh Park, in Hampshire has been charged with the murder of Annie Beaver his wife who he lived with on Saturday.

The 80 year old man is expected to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates court tomorrow.

Police arrested a 55 year old man on suspicion of murder, he was released with no further action taken and is now a witness in the case.

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