Suffolk UKIP councillor 'strangled wife of 30 years'

The wife of an ex-UKIP councillor and retired Royal Marine died from sustained compression of the neck, a court heard today.

Stephen Searle, 64, is accused of murdering 62-year-old Jessie Anne Searle at their £400,000 detached home in Stowmarket, Suffolk, on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 10.20pm, but the grandmother was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after they arrived.

Anne Searle died of compression to the neck, a court has heard. Her husband is accused of her murder

Stephen Searle, 64, is accused of murdering his wife Anne at their home in Suffolk

Stephen Searle, 64, is accused of murdering his wife Anne (left) at their home in Suffolk

Mr Searle was a UKIP councillor for Suffolk County Council until this year. He is pictured with the party's former leader Nigel Farage

Mr Searle was a UKIP councillor for Suffolk County Council until this year. He is pictured with the party's former leader Nigel Farage

Mother-of-three Mrs Searle suffered a cardiac arrest and a court heard today that the confirmed cause of death was

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