Man charged with woman’s murder
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.