Portland murder investigation - woman charged

Detectives investigating the death of a Portland man have charged a woman with his murder.

A 44-year-old woman, of Torquay in Devon, has been charged with the murder of 43-year-old Martin Andrew Rusling.

She will appear before Bournemouth Magistrates tomorrow, Saturday 31 December 2011.

At 1.27am on Wednesday 28 December 2011, police were called to an address along Park Road in Portland after a report from a member of the public that a man had been stabbed and consequently seriously injured.

Paramedics attended and Martin Rusling was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed and an inquest has been opened and adjourned.

Detective Inspector Neil Devoto, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "I continue to appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything unusual or suspicious in or around Park Road early on Wednesday morning to call Dorset Police urgently on 101."

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