Man to stand trial over mother’s murder

The man accused of murdering his mother will be on trial in January 2014.

Nigel Constable (51) of Sherburn Road, Rastrick, Brighouse in West Yorkshire was charged with the murder of his mother, Betty Constable (79), of Merleswen, Dunholme, near Lincoln.

He appeared at Lincoln Crown Court via video link on Monday, September 30, but no plea was taken at the hearing.

Constable will now remain in custody, due to appear in Lincoln Crown Court on January 10, 2014.

Previously, he only spoke at his appearance at Lincoln Magistrates on Saturday, September 28, to confirm his name, age and address and hear his charge.

As previously reported, Betty Constable was taken to Lincoln County Hospital at around 11am on September 22.

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.

Police arrested Nigel Constable in the West Yorkshire area on September 25. He was charged with murder the next day.