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Coventry teenager due in court over pensioner murder

A Coventry teenager is due to appear in court later charged with the murder of a pensioner who died following an assault in the city.

Omair Zaman is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court Credit: PA

Police arrested Omair Zaman, of Eld Road, Foleshill, on 29 May 2014, the day after 71-year-old Andrew Pratt was assaulted in Bright Street, Stoke.

Zaman, who was 18 at the time, was originally arrested on suspicion of wounding. But the shop worker, now aged 19, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder after Mr Pratt died from his injuries in hospital on 8 August.


Mowbray to become new Coventry manager - reports

Tony Mowbray has agreed to become Coventry City's next manager, reports suggest this evening.

Tony Mowbray is set to replace Steven Pressley according to reports Credit: PA

Terms have been verbally agreed and Mowbray will travel down tomorrow to sign on the dotted line and be unveiled as the Sky Blues boss, the Coventry Telegraph reported.

The former West Brom, Celtic and Middlesbrough manager has been locked in talks with club officials most of today, according to the newspaper.

More: Coventry City part company with manager Steven Pressley

Green light for 1,500 new homes in Market Harborough

Councillors have given the green light for more than 1,500 homes to be built just outside Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

More than 900 new homes will be built just outside Market Harborough Credit: ITV News Central

The leader of Harborough District Council told ITV News Central the development would bring huge economic benefits.

The development has been met with opposition from some locals Credit: ITV News Central

But campaigners say the town wouldn't be able to cope with the increase in the number of new residents.


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