A MAN has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a Widnes mum.

David John Hoyle, aged 38, of Idle Road, Bradford, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, June 12, charged with the murder of 42-year-old Rebecca Bamber.

Cheshire Police were called to her house in Mersey Road, West Bank, shortly before 7.30am on Sunday, June 8, following reports of an assault.

She was found with serious injuries and died later at Whiston Hospital.

Hoyle was remanded in custody until September 25.