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Man charged with murder after fatal Coventry fire

Detectives have charged a man with the murder of 69-year-old Malcolm Turner following a flat fire in Coventry earlier this week.

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. 

Richard Newing, aged 43, of Iden Road, Hillfields, is accused of murder and also arson with intent to endanger life in relation to another blaze in Foleshill Road the same morning. No-one was injured.

Newing appeared at Warwick Justice Centre today (Saturday 24 August) and was remanded in custody to appear there again on Tuesday.

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