A MAN has been charged with murder and attempted murder following the death of a woman in Warndon on Saturday night, (March 2).

West Mercia Police has said Damian Homer, 50, of Worcester, was charged with the offences this morning, (March 4), and will appear at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court later today.

The charges are in relation to the death of Wendy Francis, 61, of Haresfield Close, Worcester, on Saturday.

Worcester News: POLICE: Police in Haresfield Close, WorcesterPOLICE: Police in Haresfield Close, Worcester (Image: James Connell/Newsquest)A second woman, aged 38, was taken to hospital in the incident. Her condition has been described by the force as "now stable, and she continues to receive medical treatment".

The 61-year-old's family paid tribute to Wendy saying: “Wendy will be hugely missed; she was one in a million and much-loved.”

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police previously said: "Although formal identification has yet to take place, with permission of the family we are able to confirm that Wendy Francis, aged 61, sadly lost her life in the incident which is being investigated by West Mercia Police."

Worcester News: TRIBUTES: Tributes have been paid to Wendy FrancisTRIBUTES: Tributes have been paid to Wendy Francis (Image: West Mercia Police)

Detective Chief Inspector Leighton Harding of the Murder Investigation Unit said: "I understand that incidents of this nature can be alarming, but I would like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the public.

"You will notice a higher police presence in the area in the coming days as officers investigate this incident.

"Our thoughts are with the family of the woman who has sadly lost her life."