Man charged with murdering wife at Norwich care home


An 81-year-old man has been charged with murdering his wife at a care home in Norwich.

Mick Virgo appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning charged with the murder of his wife, Doreen Virgo, who was found dead at Norfolk County Council’s Grays Fair Court care home in New Costessey at 7.30pm on Friday, July 12, the Eastern Daily Press reported.

A spokesman for Norfolk County Council, which runs Grays Fair Court, said: “We were sorry to hear of the incident on Friday evening and we continue to help police whilst their enquiries are ongoing. Staff and residents of Grays Fair Court are being supported by the management team at the care home and our well-being service.”

A post-mortem examination showed Ms Virgo had died from compression of the neck.

Officers were called to the residential care home after reports that a woman in her 80s had been found dead.

A man was arrested in connection with the death and taken to hospital for treatment. After being discharged he was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation should contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101, quoting Operation Shorne.

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