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Reading death: Man charged with woman's murder Reading death: Man charged with woman's murder
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Beth Aspey's body was found in Laud Close on Friday afternoonBeth Aspey's body was found in Laud Close on Friday afternoon
A man has been charged with murdering a woman who was found dead at a property in Reading.A man has been charged with murdering a woman who was found dead at a property in Reading.
The body of Beth Aspey, 34, was found in Laud Close at about 16:30 BST on Friday, police said.The body of Beth Aspey, 34, was found in Laud Close at about 16:30 BST on Friday, police said.
A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was a blunt force head injury.A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was a blunt force head injury.
Ben Shand, 45, of Crescent Road, Reading, appeared before the town's magistrates earlier and is due at Reading Crown Court at 14:00. Ben Shand, 45, of Crescent Road, Reading, appeared before the town's crown court. He is set to reappear on 12 July for a plea hearing.
He has been remanded in custody.
Police described the incident as "isolated" and have appealed for information from anyone who saw Ms Aspey at any stage on Friday.Police described the incident as "isolated" and have appealed for information from anyone who saw Ms Aspey at any stage on Friday.
Ms Aspey was found dead at a property in Laud Close, ReadingMs Aspey was found dead at a property in Laud Close, Reading
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