Gloucestershire

Coleford murder accused Edward Belson, 36, due before magistrates

Police cordon in Berry Hill
Police cordoned off an area of Berry Hill around Hillcrest Road after the man's death on Sunday night

A 36-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a man from Coleford, Gloucestershire.

Edward Belson of Berry Hill, was arrested on Sunday after Christopher Cooling, 44, was found injured at his home in Hillcrest Road earlier in the day.

Mr Cooling was taken to hospital but died later.

Mr Belson is due to appear before Cheltenham Magistrates on Thursday. Police continue to appeal to witnesses.

Det Ch Insp Steve Porter said: "Our investigation is continuing and we are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Hillcrest Road or Aston Close, Berry Hill, between 6pm and 10pm on Sunday, 3 August, or who has any information in relation to the incident."

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