Barrowby man denies murder of his mother

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A BARROWBY man is to stand trial later this year accused of the murder of his elderly mother.

John Thorpe, 53, of Reedings Road, Barrowby, denied the murder of Mary Thorpe between 30 March and 3 April this year when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Monday.

Thorpe was remanded in custody to appear back at the same court for trial on October 3.

The body of 80-year-old Mary Thorpe was found on the morning of Saturday, April 2 at the house she shared with her son.

John Thorpe was detained by police later the same day in the Swansea area of South Wales.