Following the shocking murer of 74 year old Anne James in her Walsall Home on Wednesday 28th February 2018, police enquiries have proceeded apace, and a man from Walsall Wood has be arrested and charged with murder.
West Midlands Police said:
We’ve charged a man with murdering his own grandmother.
Greg Irvin, from Walsall Wood, is accused of stabbing 74-year-old Anne James to death at her home.
It’s alleged the 25-year-old attacked her with a knife at the address in Doveridge Place, Highgate, sometime between midday and 5pm on Wednesday 28 February.
A post-mortem examination revealed Mrs James died as a result of multiple stab injuries.
Unemployed Irvin − who was arrested the day after Mrs James’ body was discovered − is set to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow.
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.
The killing of Anne James is a brutal and shocking murder and I’m sure readers will join with me in expressing my horror and sincerest condolences to the bereaved.
Whilst I understand this is a shocking incident, I would ask readers to be respectful and thoughtful in online comment: Criminal trials can and have collapsed in response to social media speculation. None of us wants that.
I would ask that anyone with any information please contacts West Midlands Police on 101, any of the methods here or anonymously via Crimestoppers.