WIRRAL man Neil Roy Johnson has appeared in court charged with murdering his wife Debbie.
Neil Roy Johnson, 54, of Tern Way, Moreton, Wirral, was charged with the murder of 43-year-old Debbie Johnson.
Paramedics were called to the house and found Mrs Johnson suffering from serious head injuries.
She was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but died the next day. A post mortem revealed she died from head injuries.
Today neighbours paid tribute to Mrs Johnson, who is believed to have a teenage son and daughter who are currently being cared for by a relative.
A floral tribute lay on the doorstep of the semi-detached house which simply read: “Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.”
A neighbour, Pauline Clark told the ECHO said she was completely shocked.
She said: “My thoughts are with those kids and the family. It’s really affected us, so I can’t begin to imagine how it’s affecting them.
“We saw the ambulances and police turn up and they had a cordon up for the rest of the day. Then there were forensics going in and out of the house. Her sister has been here too – it’s just horrendous.
“They were just an ordinary couple. When they moved in last August, they introduced themselves and the children. He drives a council mini bus picking up kids and she worked in a bank.”
She added that the couple also worked as Avon representatives.