Saturday, 21 October 2017

Murder investigation launched

TRIBUTES have been paid to two members of Phyllis Court Club in Henley after a murder investigation was launched by police.

TRIBUTES have been paid to two members of Phyllis Court Club in Henley after a murder investigation was launched by police.

Josephine Williamson, 83, was declared dead after an ambulance was called to a House in Elm Lane, Lower Earley, on Saturday.

Her husband Philip, 88, who was chairman of the private members? club from 2001 to 2003, was found with two stab wounds to his stomach and was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Patricia Christmas, the club?s current chairwoman, described Mr Williamson as a ?very respected? and ?committed? member of the club.

She said: ?He was very supportive of his wife. I know she had been ill recently.

?We send our condolences to the family of Josephine and we?re thinking about Pip at this moment in time.

?I saw him in the last couple of weeks coming into the club one day. I just said ?hello? to him.?

She described Mrs Williamson as a ?very pleasant? woman who had been cared for by her husband.

Mr Williamson, a retired vet, remains in technical custody in hospital after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

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