Portland cold case victim’s husband charged with 1991 murder

Portland cold case victim’s husband charged with 1991 murder

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A Melbourne man has been charged with the cold case murders of two women in a Victorian hair salon, 24 years ago.

Margaret Penny and Claire Acocks were found murdered atĀ the Old London Coiffure Hairdressers in Portland, on May 3, 1991.

Police said at the time screams were heard from the building, and a man was seen leaving the salon.

Police confirmed earlier this morning they have arrested an 83-year-old man from East MalvernĀ  and charged him with two counts of murder.

It has now been confirmed the man is Robert Penny, the husband of Margaret Penny.

He is fronting Melbourne Magistrates Court today.

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