Man charged with murder of his grandmother

A 25-year-old man has been charged with murdering his grandmother after she was found stabbed to death in her home.

Greg Irvin was arrested on Thursday – the day after the body of Anne James was discovered by a neighbour in Walsall.

A post-mortem examination revealed that the 74-year-old had died of multiple stab wounds.

“We are all devastated at the loss of a loving wife, mum, grandma and great grandma,” a statement from Mrs James’ family said.

“She was an amazing, generous, kind and much-loved part of our family; she will be very sadly missed.”

Irvin, who is unemployed, is due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Detective Inspector Harry Harrison from West Midlands Police’s Homicide Team, said: “This is a murder that has really shocked the local community and we have been working flat-out on the investigation to find the person responsible.

“Clearly bringing this murder charge is a significant step towards securing justice for Mrs James’ many friends and family.”

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