Husband charged with murdering his wife at their home in Stowmarket

Police have charged 64-year-old Stephen Searle with the murder of his wife following her death in Stowmarket at the weekend.

Police were called to an address in The Brickfields at 10.30pm on Saturday, December 30.

On arrival at the property a woman was discovered unresponsive. Paramedics attended the address but the woman was declared deceased at the scene.

A Home Office post mortem examination was conducted on Sunday, December 31 and requires further tests to be carried out.

The victim has been formally identified as Anne Searle, aged 62, of The Brickfields, Stowmarket, pictured above.

Searle, of the same address, was charged with murder in the early hours of today, Tuesday, January 2. The accused and victim were husband and wife.

Searle has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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