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Husband of Derby woman Katy Harris charged with murder

A husband has been charged with the murder of his wife Katy Harris following her death in a Derby suburb.

Conrad Iyayi appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday, February 8) only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

He was dressed in a grey tracksuit and was wearing a face mask for the two minute hearing.

Finn Butler, his solicitor, did not apply for bail and the case was adjourned.

Prosecutor Monica Jaskolowski was not asked to outline any details about the alleged murder, DerbyshireLive reported.

Remanding Iyayi into custody, District Judge Jonathan Taaffe said: “The position is the matter you have been charged with can only be heard in a crown court and the matter will be reconsidered at Derby Crown Court tomorrow at 10am.”

Derbyshire police charged the defendant, of Oak Crescent, Littleover, overnight.

Kathryn Jane Harris, who was known as Katy, suffered fatal injuries at her home in Oak Crescent, Littleover, at around 7.15am on Sunday, February 6.

Derbyshire Police say that the woman’s family are receiving specialist support.

There was a heavy police presence in Oak Crescent on Monday and a number of vehicles and forensics officers were at the scene.

Officers were still in the area on Monday night and a cordon remained in place.

Police are eager to hear from anyone who may be able to help with the investigation.

Detectives are especially keen to speak to any drivers with dashcam who drove along The Hollow, in Littleover, between midnight and 7.15am on Sunday.

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