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Policeman Otis Goldsmith Charged With Killing His Wife Jill Within Police Grounds

A police constable appeared in court today accused of the murder of his wife at his home - yards from police headquarters.

Pc Otis Goldsmith, 49, is charged with killing his wife Jill in a former police house, which is now privately owned, within police grounds.

Goldsmith, who has 28 years' service on the force, was arrested after police were called to a house in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, on Thursday. He shares the house with his wife, the BBC reports, and was off-duty at the time of the arrest.

Otis and Jill Goldsmith lived on police grounds

The couple had been married for 10 months.

The police force confirmed in a statement that the murder investigation team will not include "anyone from Northamptonshire Police".

He appeared at Corby Magistrates' Court this morning.

The police station yards away from the Goldsmith home

A black Renault Espace car parked on grass opposite the property was also cordoned off, the Daily Mail reports.

A forensic post mortem examination of the victim took place yesterday and the cause of death was confirmed as a head injury.

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Policeman Otis Goldsmith accused of murdering wife