An 84-year-old man has been charged with murdering his 86-year-old wife after she was found dead on Sunday morning.
Lawrence Franks was arrested yesterday after the body of Patricia Franks was found at a property in the Gatley suburb of Stockport.
The 84-year-old will appear before magistrates in Manchester today.
In a statement Greater Manchester Police said: “Lawrence Franks of Gatley has been charged with murder.
“He has been remanded to appear before Manchester Magistrates Court today.
“Shortly before 9.40am on Sunday, police received a report that a woman had died at an address on Frances Avenue in Gatley.
“Officers attended and found the body of a woman. Although formal identification is yet to take place, the body is believed to be that of 86-year-old Patricia Franks.”
A police source confirmed to MirrorOnline the pair were husband and wife.
Several police vehicles were seen outside the property on Sunday with forensic officers assessing the scene.