Sheffield stabbing: Woman, 83, appears in court charged with murder after 85-year-old man found dead

Emergency services at the scene on Orgreave Lane, Handsworth.
Emergency services at the scene on Orgreave Lane, Handsworth.

An elderly woman has appeared in court charged with murder after a pensioner was found dead in his Sheffield home.

Marjorie Grayson, 83, of Orgreave Lane, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning over the death of 85-year-old Alan Grayson.

Emergency services were called to a house on Orgreave Lane, Handsworth, just before 9.45am on Thursday where they found Mr Grayson seriously injured.

He was prounonced dead at the scene.

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A post-mortem examination has found Mr Grayson died as a result of stab wounds.

Grayson was remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday, September 18.

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Det Insp Simon Palmer, the senior investigating officer, said: “Mr Grayson’s family are being supported by specialist officers during this incredibly difficult time and have asked that their privacy is respected.

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“I fully appreciate that Mr Grayson’s death is highly emotive but I would urge people to think about comments they make on social media and the impact it could have on the family.

“I’d also like to ask that people refrain from posting speculations, to enable criminal proceedings to progress through the courts unhindered and to allow the family time to grieve.”