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A 73-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his 95-year-old mother Getty

A 73-year-old man is set to appear in court after being charged with the murder of his 95-year-old murder.

Detectives are investigating the murder of an elderly woman in her home in Doncaster Lane, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent.

Although the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be Cecilia Powell and a Home Office post-mortem examination is scheduled for this morning (11 April).

"At this stage of the investigation we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. We will complete our forensic examination of the home later today [Friday] and we expect a Home Office post-mortem to take place tomorrow," said Detective Inspector Andy Maxfield from Staffordshire Police.

Cecilia Powell's son, David of Longton Road, Barlaston will appear before magistrates at Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Family members affected by the death are being supported by family liaison officers whilst local officers will continue to support the wider community over the incident.