Cleveland Police have charged a man with the murder of Norma Bell from Hartlepool.
The 32-year -old man arrested earlier this week in connection with the death of 79-year-old Norma Bell has been charged with murder.
He has been remanded to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Saturday April 9.
Mrs Bell’s family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.
Mrs Bell was found dead at her home on Sunday after reports of a fire.
Detectives say the murder took place sometime between late evening on Saturday and the morning of Sunday at her home in Westbourne Road in Hartlepool.