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Posted on Friday 24 June 2022
Sally Turner

A woman who died following an incident in Durham City earlier this week has been named by police. 

Officers attended an address in Cuthbert Avenue shortly after 12.50pm on Wednesday where a woman was tragically found dead. 

Formal identification has since taken place and she has been named as 50-year-old Sally Turner from Durham.  

A post-mortem examination revealed the grandmother died from stab wounds. 

Her family have said that they are heartbroken by their loss and have asked to be left alone to grieve in peace. 

Harry Turner appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with murder. 

The 53-year-old did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear at Teesside Crown Court on Monday (June 27). 

Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Ashton, who is leading the investigation, said: “I would like to offer my condolences to Sally’s family and friends following this tragic incident. They are currently being supported by specially trained officers. 

“A dedicated team of detectives from our Major Crime Team and locally based Investigation teams are working on this investigation, and I would like to reassure the community that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 155 of June 22. 

Alternatively, information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website at crimestoppers-uk.org 

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