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Man charged with murder of wife - Wigan
Tuesday 3rd June, 2008

A man from Wigan has been charged with the murder of his wife.

James Holland (born 13/03/1933), of Severn Drive, Norley Hall, Wigan, has today, Tuesday 3 June 2008, been charged with murder following the death of his wife Joan Holland.

He is due to appear before Wigan Magistrates' Court on Friday 13 June 2008.

At about 4.20am on Tuesday, 8 January 2008, police were notified by the ambulance service that the body of a 72-year-old woman had been found at the Severn Drive address.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was later identified as Joan Holland.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Joan died as a result of multiple blows to the body.

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