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Man charged with murder after woman set alight

A police handout of Stephen Archer Credit: Police handout

Stephen Archer has been charged with murder after a woman died after being doused with petrol and set alight, Greater Manchester Police have said.

Mr Archer, 50, has also been charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

He will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on Monday.

The 49-year-old victim - reported to be his sister - died on Friday after suffering 70% burns to her body shortly before 9.45am on Monday at an address on Surbiton Road in Newton Heath, Manchester.



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