Man charged with Dunholme woman’s murder

A man has been charged with the murder of his mother who lived in the Dunholme village near Lincoln.

Police charged Nigel Constable (51), of Sherburn Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, with the murder of Betty Constable (79), of Merleswen, Dunholme.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Saturday.

As previously reported, the woman was taken to Lincoln County Hospital at around 11am on September 22, from her home address in Dunholme, near Lincoln.

Hospital staff called police with concerns for the elderly woman, who later died in hospital at around 10am on September 24.

Officers carried out initial enquiries and a murder investigation was launched, and police arrested Nigel Constable in the West Yorkshire area on September 25.

DCI Martin Holvey said: “We are not seeking any other suspects in relation to this investigation and there is no threat to the community. I would urge any local residents with any concerns to discuss them with our local officers in the village.”

Merleswyn in Dunholme, near Lincoln. Photo: Google Street View

Merleswyn in Dunholme, near Lincoln. Photo: Google Street View