A MAN has been charged in connection with the death of a 53-year old woman at Wotton Lawn Hospital, Gloucester, on Wednesday July 9.

Ryan Matthews, 61, of Horton Road, Gloucester, appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on Saturday charged with her murder.

The victim has been named as Sharon Wall (53), a Healthcare Assistant from Gloucester.

The media and members of the public are reminded of the Contempt of Court Act and of their obligation not to report anything that could prejudice or interfere with criminal proceedings.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Steve Porter said: "Officers continue to investigate this incident and I would ask anyone with relevant information to contact a member of the investigation team on 01452 75 2097, call 101 or email Force.controlroom@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk ”

People can also give information anonymously by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org