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A woman has been charged with murder after a man died in a house fire in Walsall on Christmas Day.
The blaze happened in South Street Gardens, Caldmore at around 5:30pm on December 25.
57-year-old Susan Buckley is charged with murder and is due to appear at Walsall Magistrates on Monday morning.
Detectives are not yet naming the 58-year-old male victim, but have confirmed he died as a result of smoke inhalation.
Police have been given more time to question a woman arrested in connection with a fatal house fire in Walsall.
A 58-year-old man was found dead on Christmas Day in South Street Gardens in Caldmore, Walsall, at around 5:30pm.
A murder investigation was launched and a 57-year-old woman was arrested.
Officers questioning her have been given a warrant of further detention.
Officers have stepped up patrols around the centre of a murder investigation after a man was killed in a blaze on Christmas Day.
Emergency services were called to South Street Gardens in Caldmore, Walsall, at around 5.30pm to find the 58-year-old dead at the scene.
A 57-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Det Insp Gary Plant, who is leading the investigation, appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man died in a house fire on Christmas Day.
The 58-year-old man was killed in the fire which ripped through the house in South Street Gardens, Caldmore, Walsall, at around tea time. He has yet to be formally identified.
A 57-year-old woman was arrested later that evening and she remains in custody today.