Wednesday, 07 October 2015

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Cumbrian man, 81, remanded in custody by crown court judge

An 81-year-old man charged with murder has been remanded in custody by a judge at Carlisle Crown Court.

Ainstable death scene photo
Police at the scene

John Michael Parry, of The Dale, Ainstable, appeared before Judge Paul Batty QC this morning (Thursday).

He was remanded to prison pending a bail hearing, expected to be heard within the next week.

He had been remanded overnight by North Cumbria Magistrates' Court at a five minute hearing yesterday afternoon.

Parry has been charged with the murder of his wife, Meryl Parry, 80, on Tuesday morning. Her body was found at a house in the remote hamlet.

Emergency services were called to the property at about 6.15am. Firefighters forced their way into the building, before police entered.

Inside they discovered Mrs Parry and her husband. She was pronounced dead at the scene, while he needed medical attention at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.