Pensioner, 84, charged with murdering his 86-year-old wife

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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.

Lawrence Franks will appear in court today charged with murdering his wife

“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.



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