Anne James: Grandson charged with murdering 74-year-old at her Walsall home

By Ben Lammas | Walsall | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A 25-year-old grandson of Anne James was today charged with stabbing her to death at her Walsall home.

Anne James

Greg Irvin, from Walsall Wood, was charged this afternoon by West Midlands Police with the murder of 74-year-old Mrs James.

He is accused of killing his grandmother with a knife at her home in Doveridge Place, Highgate, sometime between midday and 5pm on Wednesday.

A post mortem examination revealed Mrs James died as a result of multiple stab injuries.

A PCSO lays flowers at the scene in Doveridge Place, Walsall

Unemployed Irvin, who was arrested the day after Mrs James’ body was discovered, is set to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on Monday.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison from West Midlands Police’s Homicide Team, said: “This is a murder that has really shocked the local community and we have been working flat-out on the investigation to find the person responsible.

“Clearly bringing this murder charge is a significant step towards securing justice for Mrs James’ many friends and family."

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Floral tributes have been laid at the scene of the killing.

A statement from Mrs James’s family said: “We are all devastated at the loss of a loving wife, mum, grandma and great grandma. She was an amazing, generous, kind and much-loved part of our family – she will be very sadly missed.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

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