Woman appears in Magistrates’ Court charged with murder of 80-year-old Leiston man

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A woman charged with the murder of an 80-year-old man in Leiston appeared before magistrates in Ipswich this morning.

Susan Warne, 41, of Valley Road in Leiston, was charged with the murder of John Proctor in Grimsey Road, Leiston.

Police were contacted around 9.15am on Monday to reports that a man had been found at a house in Grimsey Road.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Proctor had died from compression of the neck.

Appearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich, Warne spoke only to confirm her name and address.

She has been remanded in custody with the matter due to go before Crown Court next week for a bail hearing.

A preliminary hearing will take place on June 13th, with a trial window of November 2-December 11.