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Son charged with murder of 90-year-old British woman in south west France

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Son charged with murder of 90-year-old British woman in south west France
The victim was well known in the local community in Trausse. Photo AFP
10:54 CEST+02:00
The son of a 90-year-old British woman living in south west France has been charged with her murder.

Vivian Hart, 90, was found dead in her home in the Aude département of south west France, where she had served as a town councillor for seven years.

Local police reported that her death was suspicious after finding knife wounds on her face.

Her son Russel Hart, 65, has been charged with murder and placed in the custody of local mental health services in Perpignan.

Vivian was well known in the town of Trausse, where she served as a town councillor between 2001 and 2008. She was also involved in the local library service and gave free English lessons in her home.

 

 
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