Detectives charge Walsall Wood man with murder

Anne James. Image supplied by West Midlands Police.

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.

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