AN 82-YEAR-old man has been charged with murder following the death of his wife in Stourbridge.

Gian Bhandal, also aged 82-years-old, was found with fatal injuries at a house in Trehernes Drive in Pedmore on January 23.

Detectives initially treated her death as unexplained.

Police have confirmed her husband was arrested two weeks later on Wednesday (February 5) following an investigation into the circumstances of his wife’s death. 

West Midlands Police confirmed today that Pargan Singh Bhandal was questioned by detectives and later charged with murder.

He is due to appear at Leamington Justice Centre today (February 7).

A force spokesperson said Mrs Bhandal’s relatives are being supported by a specialist police family liaison officer.