A MAN charged with murdering his wife appeared in court yesterday.
Michael Briggs, 40, is alleged to have strangled his wife Debra, 37, at their home in Dean Street, Oakes, on Friday night.
The couple had lived together for 18 years, Huddersfield Magistrates' Court was told.
They had two children - a daughter, 16, and a 13-year-old son.
Mrs Briggs was a nurse at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
The court was told that Briggs phoned the family, who then got in touch with police.
Magistrates did not grant bail yesterday.
Briggs will appear at Bradford Crown Court next Monday at 10am.