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Gristhorpe murder-charge woman back in court

Dianne Williamson
Dianne Williamson

A 65-year-old woman charged with murdering her 70-year-old partner at Gristhorpe is due to appear in court again today.

Sheila Lockridge, from Filey, was arrested after police were called to a property in Gristhorpe on Sunday night where her partner, Dianne Williamson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lockridge, of Lodge Gardens, was remanded in custody and appeared at York Magistrates’ Court yesterday. She spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth and was not required to enter a plea at this stage.

Today's preliminary hearing is at Leeds Crown Court.

The Crown Prosecution Service alleges that Lockridge murdered Ms Williamson at a property in the town on Sunday, September 2.

Police said in a statement that officers and paramedics were called to the Gristhorpe property at about 7.40pm on Sunday.

Following the discovery of Ms Williamson’s body, Lockridge was taken in for questioning while officers investigated the circumstances of the death.