Pub landlord in court over freezer murder

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A pub landlord will appear in court today accused of murdering his 29-year-old partner whose body was found in a freezer.













Michael Tucker, 49, landlord of The Compasses Inn in Snettisham, Norfolk, is charged with killing landlady Rebecca Thorpe.



Detectives arrested Tucker after Miss Thorpe's body was found in a freezer in an outbuilding at the pub in March.



A post-mortem examination found she died from a gunshot wound to the head.



Tucker is due to enter a plea during today's hearing at Norwich Crown Court.