Man charged with the murder of 85-year-old Southampton woman

17/09/2012

A 24-year-old-man of Chessel Crescent, Southampton has been charged with the murder of 85-year-old Southampton woman Delia Hughes.

John Montague, Senior District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex, said: "I have today authorised Hampshire Constabulary to charge Jamie Lee Boult, 24, from Bitterne, Southampton, with the murder of Delia Hughes, whose body was discovered in her Atlantic Close home in Ocean Village, Southampton, on 18 August. This follows an investigation by detectives from Hampshire Constabulary's Major Crime Unit. The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Jamie Lee Boult will appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 18 September.