Man charged after ‘caring’ mum, 50, found dead in flat


A man has been charged with murder after a “caring” mum was found dead at a flat in Wolverhampton. Sara Bateman, 50, was found at the address in Willenhall Road just before 7.30pm on Thursday and police said she was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

The family have paid tribute to “their loving and caring mum, sister and nan”.

In a statement released through West Midlands Police they said: “There are no words to describe the pain we are feeling at this moment in time. She will be forever in our hearts and dearly missed by us all.”

A 41-year-old man, who officers said was understood to be known to Mrs Bateman, was arrested at an address in Willenhall, West Mids, in the early hours of Friday on suspicion of murder.

He was charged with murder and appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today (Saturday) where he was remanded to a further hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday April 4.