Woman charged in connection to death of elderly man in Sheffield

A woman has this evening been charged in connection to the death of an 85-year-old man in the Handsworth area.

Yesterday morning (Thursday 13 September), just before 9.45am, emergency services were called to a house in Orgreave Lane following a report that the man was seriously injured. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

He has today been formally identified as Alan Grayson. A post-mortem examination has also been carried out, which concluded that Mr Grayson died as a result of stab wounds.

Marjorie Grayson, 83, of Orgreave Lane, has been charged with murder and remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrate’s Court tomorrow morning (Saturday 15 September).

Detective Inspector Simon Palmer, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Mr Grayson’s family are being supported by specialist officers during this incredibly difficult time and have asked that their privacy is respected.

“I fully appreciate that Mr Grayson’s death is highly emotive but I would urge people to think about comments they make on social media and the impact it could have on the family. I’d also like to ask that people refrain from posting speculations, to enable criminal proceedings to progress through the courts unhindered and to allow the family time to grieve.”