A retiree was charged with murder after an 86-year-old woman was found dead in a house in Stockport

Lawrence Franks, 84, of Frances Avenue, Gatley, is due to appear outside the Magistrates Court in Manchester on Monday morning.

On Sunday morning, police were called to Avenue France after a woman died.

Officers visited and discovered the body of a woman.

The formal identification has not yet taken place, but the police believe that the woman is Patricia Franks.

The cause of her death is not yet known.

Greater Manchester Police said the wife's family is supported by specially trained officers.

Detectives and coroners were able to conduct investigations on the property on Sunday afternoon.

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