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Husband charged with bin murder

Melanie Wallner
Melanie Wallner's body was found in the wheelie bin on Saturday

The husband of a woman whose body was found in a wheelie bin in Surrey has been charged with her murder.

Unemployed chef Peter Wallner, 33, has also been charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of Melanie Wallner's body.

The body of Mrs Wallner, who would have been 32 in November last year, was found in a bin outside a house in Hamilton Avenue, Cobham on Saturday.

Mr Wallner will appear at Woking Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

He formerly lived in Cobham, but is currently of no fixed abode.

A post-mortem examination has revealed Mrs Wallner suffered a serious head injury, but it did not establish a cause of death.

Surrey Police said the exact time of Mrs Wallner's death was unclear and issued a new appeal for information.

"I remain keen to hear from anyone we haven't spoken to or who has seen her since August 2006 or who knew her well around that time," said Det Chief Insp Maria Woodall.

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