Wilmslow man charged with murder following discovery of a body in Handforth Date published: 19th August 2019 4.42pm

A 43-year-old man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in Handforth.

Matthew Bolland, of Budworth Walk, Wilmslow, was arrested in Weaverham Way, Handforth, at around 4am on Sunday 18 August.

Shortly before he was arrested officers found a woman’s body at an address on Meriton Road in Handforth.

She has subsequently been identified as Pamela Ann Mellor, of Stoneyfold Lane, Bosley, near Macclesfield.

The 55-year-old was a mum-of-four adult children.

Her family have been informed and are currently being supported by specialist officers.

Bolland appeared at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday 21 August.

He has been remanded in custody and is set to return to the court on Monday 7 October.

A 51-year-old man from Wilmslow was also arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the incident. He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

No further action will be taken regarding a 57-year-old man from Handforth who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.