WEST CHILTINGTON ‘MURDER’ - accused in court

JPCT 09-06-11 West Chiltington. Nyetimber Lane. Calluna. Murder scene -photo by steve cobb

JPCT 09-06-11 West Chiltington. Nyetimber Lane. Calluna. Murder scene -photo by steve cobb

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A PENSIONER will appear in court today charged with murdering his wife at their rented West Sussex home.

Bill Allen, 66, will appear before Crawley Magistrates Court this morning after wife and business partner Linda Allen, 64, was found dead at their home in Nyetimber Lane, West Chiltington, on Thursday last week.

Her husband called the police at about 2.40pm and was found by paramedics in the hallway with stab wounds to his legs.

Linda Allen was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was arrested on suspicion of murder but taken to hospital in Worthing for treatment.

A post-mortem examination of Saturday found that Mrs Allen died from head injuries and stab wounds to her chest.

Her body was found in a bed at the bungalow the couple shared.

Did you know the deceased? Email ct.news@sussexnewspapers.co.uk.