A MAN appeared in court on Friday accused of the murder of a woman in Hale.

Dyanne Mansfield, 71, was discovered dead at her home on Canterbury Road in March 2021.

Graham Mansfield, 73, of Canterbury Road, has since been accused of murder.

He appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Friday morning, then at Manchester Crown Court on Friday afternoon.

Another appearance in court is set for April 1, before a five-day trial in May.