Man charged with woman’s mur­der

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By MATTHEW REVILLE matthew.reville@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @ET_REVILLE

PICTURE: BEN DAVIS. A MAN has been charged with the mur­der of a woman in a Peter­bor­ough house ear­lier this week.

Michael Car­roll (59), of Kings Road, Flet­ton, will ap­pear in Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court this morn­ing charged with the mur­der of Elis­a­beth Car­roll (64), who lives at the same ad­dress.

It is un­der­stood that Michael Car­roll was Elis­a­beth Car­roll’s hus­band.

Mr Car­roll was ar­rested by po­lice on Thurs­day af­ter po­lice were called to the house in Kings Road, off Flet­ton High Street, at around 10am. Ev­i­dence: A scenes of crime of­fi­cer and a PCSO at the home where Elis­a­beth Car­roll died.

A spokesman for Cam­bridgeshire po­lice said: “Michael Car­roll (59), of Kings Road, Flet­ton, Peter­bor­ough, has been charged with mur­der.

“He will ap­pear in Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court on Satur­day morn­ing.”

De­tec­tives launched a mur­der en­quiry im­me­di­ately af­ter learn­ing of Elis­a­beth Car­roll’s death on Thurs­day.

post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion was car­ried out on her body on Thurs­day evening but the re­sults proved to be in­con­clu­sive with po­lice say­ing there was no de­fin­i­tive cause of death and fur­ther tests are be­ing car­ried out. They named Mrs Car­roll as the vic­tim at 4.45pm yes­ter­day.

Neigh­bours of Mr and Mrs Car­roll have spo­ken of their shock at the sit­u­a­tion.

Michael Kerr (56), of Kings Road, said: “I had just spo­ken to Elis­a­beth on Wed­nes­day.

“She was her usual self. We didn’t talk for long, just to say hello and how are you?

“There was noth­ing to make you think any­thing like this would hap­pen. Ev­ery­thing was just nor­mal.

“This is a very quiet road and you just don’t ex­pect any­thing like this to hap­pen to any­one here.”

Scenes of Crime Of­fi­cers (Soco) con­tin­ued to comb the house for ev­i­dence yes­ter­day, while a Po­lice Com­mu­nity Sup­port Of­fi­cer (PCSO) stood guard out­side the house.

The po­lice have also kept a size­able patch of land cor­doned off next to the street at the back of Maud Swift Court since the death.

Mr Car­roll will ap­pear at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court at 10am this morn­ing.

Any­one who knew Mrs Car­roll can con­tact re­porter Matthew Reville on 01733 588720 or at matthew.reville@ jpress.co.uk. Up­dates about the case will be on www.pe­ter­bor­oughto­day. co.uk and in Thurs­day’s Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph.

REV­ELLERS have flocked to The Em­bank­ment to en­joy the Wil­low Fes­ti­val, which re­turned to the city for the first time in nine years.

The free event will carry on un­til Sun­day and in­cludes live mu­sic from two stages, fun­fair rides and dozens of stalls sell­ing goods.

It was of­fi­cially opened by Mayor of Peter­bor­ough Cllr Ge­orge Si­mons, who cut the rib­bon at 6pm.

He said: “I think it is won­der­ful that this free event is hap­pen­ing in Peter­bor­ough this week­end.

“I hope the place is packed out ev­ery day be­cause a lot of ef­fort goes into it and it looks fan­tas­tic.”

Or­gan­iser Mark Ringer added: “We couldn’t ask for bet­ter weather - it should be a great week­end.”

FREE FUN: Mu­sic fans at the Wil­low Fes­ti­val en­joy­ing a live per­for­mance by A Story To Tell.

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