Man charged with murder of Halesowen pensioner

We’ve charged a man with murder after a pensioner was found dead at his home in Halesowen.
 
David Varlow, aged 78, was found collapsed on the living room floor after officers gained entry to his home in Manor Lane last Monday (15 November).

David Varlow
David Varlow

 
Adris Mohammed, aged 44, from Icknield Port Road, Birmingham has been charged with attempted burglary at Mr Varlow’s home on 24 October, aggravated burglary on 3 November, murder and fraud. 
 
He’ll appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (22 November).
 
Mr Varlow’s family have said:  “We are devastated to have lost a much loved brother and uncle. There are no words to describe the pain and grief we as a family are going through following David’s death.
 
“We would like to thank the police for their hard work and tenacity in which they are dealing with this case.
 
“We would also like to thank David’s neighbours who raised the alarm. Rest in peace David.”
 

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