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Hartcliffe flat fire: man charged with fraud and theft

Police have charged a man with fraud and theft after items were stolen from a man whose body was found after a fire in Bristol.

The fire was at a flat in Rowan House was on the 15 May. 49-year-old Richard Powell was found dead at the flat - his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers believe Mr Powell died from natural causes before the fire started. Credit: Google Earth

Stephen Gareth Cadman, of Hartcliffe, has been charged with one count of fraud and one count of theft.

The charges relate to the theft of a mobile phone and fraudulent use of a bank card.

Cadman was released on bail and will appear in court on 13 July.

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