Woman to appear in court on murder charge after death of Great Yarmouth grandmother

The police presence on South Market Road, Great Yarmouth after Linda Rainey (pictured) was confirmed

The police presence on South Market Road, Great Yarmouth after Linda Rainey (pictured) was confirmed dead after falling down the stairs. Picture: Jamie Honeywood/Norfolk Police - Credit: Jamie Honeywood/Norfolk Police

A 55-year-old woman will appear in court today to face a murder charge after a grandmother from Great Yarmouth died from a serious head injury after falling down some stairs.

The police presence on South Market Road, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

The police presence on South Market Road, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Jamie Honeywood - Credit: Archant

Linda Rainey, 60, died on Wednesday, August 7, two days after she fell down some stairs at an address on South Market Road, in Great Yarmouth.

Officers last night charged two people from the town in connection with her death.

Rosalind Gray, aged 55 and of Marlborough Square, has been charged with murder and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

And Adrian Lawrence, aged 53 and of South Market Road, has been charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

The police presence on South Market Road, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

The police presence on South Market Road, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Jamie Honeywood - Credit: Archant


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The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) was called to the property at approximately 11.40pm on Monday, August 5, following reports a woman had fallen down some stairs.

She was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious head injuries but died in hospital just two days later.

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Ahead of inquest proceedings, she was named as Linda Rainey.

A Home Office post mortem examination which took place on Monday, August 12, established she died from a serious head injury.

Gray and Lawrence are due to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, August 14).

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