A MAN appeared in court charged with a single count of murder.

John Wright, of the Hollands, Thatcham, spoke only to confirm his name and address and did not enter a plea when he appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday).

His appearance comes after tragic mother-of-two Janine Bowater was found dead at her home. Members of her family were present at the hearing.

Wright, aged 32 and wearing a grey tracksuit top and jeans, will appear at Reading Crown Court tomorrow (Friday).

The chairman of the bench said: “As you have heard this court does not have jurisdiction to deal with these matters.

“You will appear at Reading Crown Court tomorrow.”

Wright was charged yesterday (Wednesday) with a single count of murder and one charge of grievous bodily harm with intent.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was compression of the neck.

A tribute released on behalf of the 25-year-old's family reads: "Losing a loved one is never easy but we have lost Janine in one of the most awful ways possible.

"She has been so cruelly taken from her partner Lee and her two young children who she doted on.

"Not only were you an amazing caring mother and daughter you were also a loving partner and sister.

"Little did we know that night, all our lives would change forever. You will be missed so much by all your family and everyone that loves you.

"Sleep tight beautiful, shine bright, you'll forever be in our hearts."