Murder suspect charged

Murder suspect Greame Jarman
Murder suspect Greame Jarman

A MAN who was arrested at Filey Library on Saturday was yesterday charged with the murder of a 77-year-old pensioner.

Graeme Jarman, of County Durham, will appear in court today in Newcastle.

He was arrested following a nationwide manhunt after the discovery of Judith Richardson’s body in the hallway of her home in Hexham, Northumberland, on August 19.

Police were tipped-off by a member of staff at the library who recognised Jarman.

Miss Richardson never married and lived alone in a stone-built terraced home.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from head injuries and a hammer was found nearby.