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New Costessey murder investigation, further update

An 81 year old man, charged with murder in connection with the death of Doreen Virgo in New Costessey last Friday, has today been remanded in custody following his first Norwich Crown Court appearance.

Michael Virgo, of Mill Street, Buxton, attended court this morning and was remanded until his Plea, Trial and Preparation Hearing at Norwich Crown Court on Monday 2 September.  A provisional trial date has been set of Monday 6 January 2020.         

Doreen, aged 89 and also of Mill Street, Buxton, was found dead at Grays Fair Court care home in Dereham Road in Norwich at 7.30pm that evening.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske, who is leading the investigation on behalf of the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team (MIT), is appealing to anyone with information regarding Doreen’s death to get in contact.  He said: "As part of our ongoing enquiries into the circumstances surrounding Doreen’s death ideally we would like to talk to anyone who spoke to her or Michael previously.  We would also like to hear from anyone who knew them.”

Anyone with information should contact the Joint MIT on 101 quoting Op Shorne.
  

New Costessey investigation, man charged 16-07-19

A man in his 80s has been charged with murder following an incident in New Costessey at the end of last week. 
  
Officers were called to Grays Fair Court care home in Dereham Road at 7.30pm on Friday following reports that a woman had been found dead inside the property. 
                                 
Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Doreen Virgo, aged 89 and from Mill Street, Buxton. 
  
The result of a Home Office post mortem examination which took place on Sunday showed that Doreen had died from compression of the neck. 
  
Mick Virgo, aged 81 and also of Mill Street, Buxton, has been charged with murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court tomorrow morning. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Op Shorne.