OAP ham­mer death charge

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A 47-year-old man has been charged with the mur­der of a 77-year-old pen­sioner bat­tered with a ham­mer in her home in Northum­ber­land.

Graeme Jar­man, of Con­sett, Co. Durham, will ap­pear in court to­day.

He was ar­rested fol­low­ing a na­tion­wide man­hunt after the dis­cov­ery of Ju­dith Richard­son's body in the hall­way of her home in Hex­ham on Au­gust 19.

Miss Richard­son never mar­ried and lived alone.

Her hand­bag was found dumped in a bin 25 miles away in New­cas­tle and po­lice, be­liev­ing they were deal­ing with a case of lost prop­erty or theft, went to her home to find her body.

A post mortem re­vealed she died from head in­juries and a ham­mer was found nearby.

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