May 9, 2019 2.01 pm This story is over 30 months old

Murder accused named and remanded in custody

He remains in custody

A 53-year-old man charged with murder in connection with the death of Joanne Hamer was remanded in custody after a court hearing in Grimsby.

As previously reported, Joanne Hamer, 48, died at a property in Woralby in North Lincolnshire on Monday, May 6.

Humberside Police previously warned people to not approach Ian Hamer before they were tipped off to his location. He was later arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Police confirmed on Wednesday, May 8 that Hamer, of Main Street, Woralby, was charged with murder and remanded in custody. He appeared at Grimsby Magistrates Court during the morning of Thursday, May 9.

A spokesperson for Grimsby Magistrates’ Court confirmed Hamer appeared on a murder charge before being remanded back into custody. He will appear at Hull Crown Court on Monday, May 13.

Police carried out investigations in the local area and provided reassurance to the village community.

Detective Chief Inspector Christine Calvert previously said: “Mrs Hamer’s family are continuing to receive support from specially trained officers. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“I understand this incident will be concerning to the local community, however I want to offer my assurance we are treating this as a priority and have a dedicated team following up a number of lines of enquiry.”

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