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Man set to appear in court charged with murder in Brooke

PUBLISHED: 11:32 15 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:05 16 April 2019

Forensic van on scene at Brooke murder. PIC: Peter Walsh.

Forensic van on scene at Brooke murder. PIC: Peter Walsh.

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A man is set to appear in court charged with the murder of his wife in Brooke.

Michael and Frances Hubbard. Picture: East Anglia News ServiceMichael and Frances Hubbard. Picture: East Anglia News Service

Police were called to a property in Churchill Place, at around 10.30am on Sunday, September 23 last year following reports a woman had been stabbed.

A Home Office post mortem examination concluded the woman, Hilda Hubbard, 76, known as Frances, died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

A man, her husband Michael, was arrested by police following the incident but was later released from custody and detained under the Mental Health Act.

But Michael Hubbard, 81, now of the Northside House, St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, has been charged with the murder of Hilda Hubbard.

Frances Hubbard. Photo: Paul HewittFrances Hubbard. Photo: Paul Hewitt

The case was listed at Norwich Magistrates Court on Monday (April 15) but he did not appear.

He is next due to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on the morning of May 15.

Following the stabbing, flowers were outside the bungalow, one of which had a note which read: “Be at peace dear Frances X.”

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