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Man charged with murder following fatal Coventry fire

Malcolm Turner died in a flat fire Credit: West Midlands Police

A man has been charged with the murder of 69-year-old Malcolm Turner following a flat fire in Coventry.

Mr Turner was found collapsed inside a maisonette in Jenner Street at around 4.25am on Tuesday (20 August). He was pronounced dead at the scene with a post mortem revealing he died as a result of smoke inhalation.

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Richard Newing, aged 43, from Hillfields, is accused of murder and also arson with intent to endanger life in relation to another blaze in Foleshill Road the same morning.

It’s thought that the blaze in which Mr Turner died, started when a mobility scooter outside the apartment block caught fire.

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Richard Newing is expected to appear at Warwick Justice Centre on Tuesday.

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