Two women charged over drug deal murder  Mum of Four in Portsmouth


Police investigating the death of a mother-of-four on Saturday have charged two women in connection with the incident.
Victoria Arthur, 43, of Milton Road, Portsmouth, has been charged with murder.
Julie Palmer, 52, of Westminster Place, Portsmouth, has been charged with assisting an offender.
Both have been remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 1st February.
John Montague, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said, “Having carefully considered the evidence presented to me by the police in this case, I have authorised Hampshire Constabulary to charge Victoria Arthur with murder, and Julie Palmer with the offence of assisting an offender, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.”
The charges follow an incident in which a woman was found injured at 9 Toronto Road, North End, at 11.58pm on Saturday.

Nadine Burden [pictured], 36, of Toronto Road, was pronounced dead at the scene. Specialist family liaison officers continue to work with her family.
Detective Inspector Simon Baker said, “We are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Toronto Road between 10.30pm and midnight on Saturday.
“If you were in the area at this time and have not yet contacted police about this incident, please do, as you may have valuable information for us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 441 7003 6119, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.