Husband of murdered Singaporean woman denies killing wife at a Newcastle hotel

The husband of a woman found dead in a Newcastle hotel has denied her murder.

Pek Ying Ling, 51, was found dead at the County Aparthotel on 6 December while on a trip from Singapore with her husband, ahead of meeting up with their three sons for a family holiday.

Despite attempts to save her life, she was confirmed dead at the scene and officers arrested her husband Soong Hert Fong on suspicion of murder.

Hert Fong, 50, appeared before Newcastle Crown Court earlier via video link where he denied the murder of Ms Ling.

Fong was remanded in custody and a trial is set to start on June 6, with a pre-trial hearing listed for February 28.