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Children ‘truly devastated’ after Singaporean mum allegedly killed by dad at hotel in England

Fong Soong Hert, a Singaporean, is accused of killing his wife Pek Ying Ling (pictured) while they were on holiday in England.

Fong Soong Hert, a Singaporean, is accused of killing his wife Pek Ying Ling (pictured) while they were on holiday in England.

The family members of a Singaporean woman who was allegedly murdered by her husband at a hotel in Newcastle, England said that they were shocked and “truly devastated” by the incident.

Family was supposed to go on a holiday together

In a joint family statement shared by the Northumbria Police on its Facebook page on Thursday (Dec 9), the woman’s three sons said that they were “supposed to meet up for a family holiday”.

Husband arrested

The woman, identified as 51-year-old Pek Ying Ling, was found by emergency services on Monday. 

“An investigation was swiftly launched, and we arrested her husband, Soong Hert Fong, on suspicion of murder,” Northumbria Police said.

Police extends support to sons

Northumbria Police added that that the couple’s three sons, whose ages were not given, are being supported by the police's “specially trained family liaison officers as they attempt to come to terms with their loss”.

The police department said that they will continue to support Pek’s “loved ones in every way we can”.

Husband charged

The 50-year-old husband was charged with murder overnight on Monday and will be remanded in custody until his next court appearance on Jan 11.

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