Woman, 83, charged with murder after 85-year-old man found stabbed to death

Alan Grayson was found at a Sheffield home on Thursday morning, with emergency services unable to save his life.

After the grim discovery, cops arrested an 83-year-old woman – since charging her with murder.

Marjorie Grayson was remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrate’s Court this morning.

A post-mortem has been carried out, finding that Mr Grayson died as a result of a stab wound.

Horrified locals have expressed their "disbelief" at discovering Alan had died, saying the couple had lived on the quiet street for at least 15 years.


The woman, aged 57, who did not want to be named, told how Alan and Marjorie had lived in the semi-detached home in Handsworth since before she was born.

She said Alan was an architect or "used to do something do with drawing" while Marjorie worked at a local garage.

She said: "They were lovely – always just pottering around in their garden and always stopped for a proper chat.

"They were one of the originals from the street still left. It's just hard to believe – I'm so upset. Marjorie was good friends with my mum."


She said police had described it as a "tragic domestic incident."

The woman's husband said: "I was amazed when I opened the curtains at 8.45am – I hadn't heard anything.

"Paramedics and police cars were there then more and more started showing up."

Detective Inspector Simon Palmer, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Mr Grayson’s family are being supported by specialist officers during this incredibly difficult time and have asked that their privacy is respected.

 

“I fully appreciate that Mr Grayson’s death is highly emotive but I would urge people to think about comments they make on social media and the impact it could have on the family.

"I’d also like to ask that people refrain from posting speculations, to enable criminal proceedings to progress through the courts unhindered and to allow the family time to grieve.”

Anyone with information or concerns should speak to them directly or call 101 quoting incident number 217 of 13 September 2018.



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