A MAN has been charged with the murder of an elderly woman at a Yate care home.

Ryan Guest, 33, of Birkdale in Yate has been charged with murder this morning.

It follows the sudden death of an 87-year-old woman at Oaktree Care Home in Brimsham Park.

Staff discovered her body in her room at the care home on Wednesday (June 18).

Guest has been remanded in custody and will appear before North Avon magistrates in Yate later this morning.