Mother of three killed while visiting family in Newcastle

A mother of three has lost her life (Image: Northumbria Police)A mother of three has lost her life (Image: Northumbria Police)
A mother of three has lost her life (Image: Northumbria Police) | Northumbria Police
The incident happened early on Monday morning

A 'much loved' mother of three has been killed whilst visiting family in Newcastle on Monday, December 6.

51-year-old Pek Ying Ling was spending time with family in the city and her death left relatives 'truly devastated'.

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Northumbria Police were alerted to an incident at an address on Westgate Road shortly before 7:15 am on Monday.

Emergency services arrived at the scene and found Ms Ling not breathing.

Despite attempts to save her life, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation was swiftly launched and officers arrested her husband, Soong Hert Fong, on suspicion of murder.

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The 50-year-old was charged with murder overnight on Monday and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on January 11.

The woman's three sons are receiving support from family liaison officers as they come to terms with the tragic loss.

In a joint family statement, they said: “The whole situation is a huge shock to us.

“We were supposed to meet up for a family holiday, we are truly devastated.

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“This is an incredibly difficult time for us so we ask that our privacy is respected while we grieve.”

Detective Inspector Matt Steel, from Northumbria Police’s Major Investigation Team (MIT), is leading the investigation and said: “First and foremost, I want to express sincere condolences to Pek’s children, family and loved ones, both here in the UK and back in her native Singapore.

“We will continue to support the victim’s loved ones in every way we can.

“The family have asked for their privacy to be respected so they can grieve this most tragic loss, and we ask that their wish is respected.”

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