Brendan Constant from Wisbech charged with murdering wife Jean Constant

The trial started today. Picture Archant Library.

The trial started today. Picture Archant Library.

An 87-year-old man has today been bailed after being charged with murder.

Police in Cambridgeshire said Brendan Constant, 87, of Richmond Court, Wisbech, was charged this morning with murdering Jean Constant, 86, on August 22 last year.

Mrs Constant’s body was discovered after police investigated reports of concern relating to a property in Chapman Way, Eynesbury.

A post mortem, carried out by Dr Nat Cary, concluded Mrs Constant died from plastic bag asphyxia in association with heart disease.

Mr Constant appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court this morning, when he was remanded in custody.

He later appeared at Cambridge Crown Court this afternoon and released on bail.

He is due to return to court on May 3 for a plea hearing.

Police were called to Poppyfields, a sheltered housing complex in Eynesbury, on August 23 last year after the body of Mrs Constant was discovered.

Her husband was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, for treatment to injuries.

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