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Woman charged with murder of Sheffield pensioner, 93

Police at the scene of the murder on Crimicar Lane, Fulwood, Sheffield.

Police at the scene of the murder on Crimicar Lane, Fulwood, Sheffield.

A woman has tonight been charged with murder following the discovery of the body of a 93-year-old Sheffield woman.

Police found the body of Gladys Allen at her home on Crimicar Lane, Fulwood, yesterday, at about 9.05am.

Paramedics were called to the semi-detached house, but were unable to revive the pensioner.

A post mortem examination was carried out last night, but proved inconclusive.

A 63-year-old woman, arrested soon after Mrs Allen‘s body was discovered, was tonight charged with murder.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Susan Potts, from Lodge Close, Uxbridge, Middlesex will appear before Sheffield Magistrates tomorrow charged with murder.”

Next-door neighbour Frank Mellor said: “Gladys is in her nineties and she’s not been out of the house for the last seven weeks or so.

“A little while before Christmas she had a fall and cracked a few ribs, I believe.

“I don’t think she’s been quite the same since then. I am still in shock to discover somebody has been arrested in connection with Gladys’ death.”

Neighbour Alan Hunt said: “I used to see Gladys on the bus regularly.

“I haven’t seen her once this year, though.

“In fact, I don’t think I saw her in the last few weeks of 2013.”

 
 
 

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