Man, 87, due to appear in court charged with the murder of his wife at an Eynesbury care home

Poppyfields, Eynesbury,

Poppyfields, Eynesbury, - Credit: Archant

A man is to appear in court today charged with the murder of his wife at a care home in Eynesbury.

Brendon Constant was charged this morning (Wednesday) with murdering Jean Constant, 86, at Poppyfields Care Home, in Chapman Way, on August 22 last year.

A post mortem, carried out by Dr Nat Cary at Peterborough City Hospital, concluded Mrs Constant died from plastic bag asphyxia in association with heart disease.

Constant, of Richmond Road, Wisbech, appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court this morning (Wednesday), when he was remanded and he is due to appear at Cambridge Crown Court this afternoon.

The care home is managed by the Hanover Housing Association, but day-to-day care for the 34-bed facility is provided by Housing & Care 21.