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Murder charge over Uzbekistan man's death in Reading

Police at London Road
Image caption Mr Esanov was found dead at a property on London Road

A man has been charged with the murder of another man found dead in Reading two days after Christmas.

Bobir Esanov, 36, a Uzbekistan national known as Bob, was found at a property in London Road on 27 December.

Police said 25-year-old Damir Begmatov, of London Road, Reading, had been charged with one count of murder.

He appeared before High Wycombe Magistrates' Court and is next due before Reading Crown Court on 14 January.

Tests were being carried out to determine the cause of Mr Esanov's death, Thames Valley Police said.

A 36-year-old man from Reading, arrested on New Year's Day on suspicion of assisting an offender who was released on police bail, has been released without charge, police said.

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