Man charged with murder

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A MAN has been charged with the murder of a woman found dead in her back garden.

Just after midnight yesterday (Tuesday, August 19), police received a call from a member of the public who reported concerns for the welfare of a woman who lives at a house on Wigan Road, Leigh. On arrival, a woman was found deceased in the back garden.

Investigations went on throughout yesterday with CSI vans arriving at the scene .

Thomas Flanagan, 57, of Wigan Road, Leigh, was arrested in the morning and has now been charged with murder.

He will appear before Wigan Magistrates’ Court today.

A Home Office post-mortem examination will take place later to establish the cause of death of the woman, who has not yet been formally identified, but she is believed to be in her late 50s to early 60s.


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