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Man bailed after fatal firework attack in Birmingham

Anthony Nicholls died following the fire at his home in Tile Cross. Credit: West Midlands Police

A man has been bailed pending further enquiries, after a fatal firework attack at a house in Birmingham.

Anthony Nicholls died following the fire at his home in Birchtrees Crescent, Tile Cross, on 2 November.

The fire started after an industrial-sized firework was placed into home Mr Nicholls’ by a group of men, who burst in while he and his partner were eating a Chinese takeaway.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, but has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Mr Nicholls partner escaped with fractures to her lower limbs, after she jumped from a first floor window.

She has been released from hospital, but suffered life changing injuries.