Man charged with murder after woman found dead in Telford

By Sue Austin | Telford | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A 44-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead at a flat in Telford on Wednesday.

Police were at the scene after the discovery on Wednesday

Police named the man as Paul Beddoes of Mullinder Drive, Ketley. The woman was found at a flat in Mullinder Drive.

Superintendent Tom Harding said: “Although a man has been charged, our investigation into the circumstances of this tragic incident is still very much ongoing. We are treating this as an isolated incident.

“I would like to thank all those who have helped us with our inquiries.

“Our officers are still in the area talking to witnesses and neighbours, so I’d urge anybody with questions or concerns to speak to one of our team.

“We will also have additional local uniformed police and community support officers in the area to provide extra reassurance and support to the local community at this difficult time.”

Yesterday police warned social media users not to speculate on the details of a murder investigation, saying it could “jeopardise” any future prosecution.

Amid the social media speculation a Facebook posting from West Mercia Police signed ‘Communications Team’ said: “Thank you all for your concern.

“Please can we just remind you that there is an active police investigation ongoing at the moment.


“As such we must advise you against making comments that might jeopardise any future proceedings in court. Thank you very much for your co-operation.”

Superintendent Harding said that to provide information which might help the investigation people could phone the police non-emergency number 101 and quote reference 064S of February 21.

“You can also leave information with the independent charity Crimestoppers by phoning 0800 555 111 or visiting,” he added.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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