A MAN has been charged with the murder of a 54-year-old woman, whose body was found at her house in Tewkesbury on Wednesday.

Helen Lancaster was found dead at her home in Kingston Road on Wednesday morning and 59-year-old David John Lancaster, also of Kingston Road, has been formally charged with her murder.

He is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court today, Friday.

Helen Lancaster’s family issued a tribute to her, saying: “We, as a family, are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Helen Lancaster.

“She will be greatly missed and was a much loved mother, sister, daughter, aunty and friend.

“As a family we ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”