Man charged with murdering ex-soldier

Charles McInally had recently moved to Edgbaston Credit: West Midlands Police

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the death of an ex-soldier whose body was found in a house in Birmingham just over a week ago.

Charles McInally, 55, was found with stab injuries in a property in Brewers Square at around 21:45 on Friday 7 August.

Troy Ktori, aged 27, of Shenstone Road, Edgbaston, is accused of his murder.

He was also charged with attempted wounding and actual bodily harm after a 30–year-old man at the property received slash wounds to his hand.

Crystal Jefferies, 30, and Matthew Roper, 24 - both of Shenstone Road – have been charged with assisting an offender.

The three appeared before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this morning and they were remanded into custody.

They were arrested on 13 August in Ledbury, Herefordshire, and were charged yesterday evening.

Charles McInally, originally from Scotland, served as a radio communications officer for eight years in the 11 Signal Regiment based in York.

His relatives said he had recently moved to Edgbaston.