Man charged with murder of Karen Wheeler

A man has been charged today (Monday 16 May) with the murder of 62-year-old Karen Wheeler in Birkenhead.

Police were called to a flat in Vittoria Court, on Vittoria Close, at around 7.15pm on Thursday 12 May to a report of concern for the welfare of Mrs Wheeler.

Paramedics attended but Mrs Wheeler was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

Mark Wheeler, 51 years, of Vittoria Close has been charged with her murder. 

He has been remanded into custody to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday 17 May).

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