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Great Bridge: Man in court over social club murder

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a father of eight in the West Midlands.

Darren Jones, 42, from Tipton, died following disorder at the Greets Green Social Club in Whitehall Road, Great Bridge, police said.

Mr Jones was taken to hospital but died as a result of severe head injuries, a post-mortem examination found.

Peter Nightingale, 43, of South Road, Tipton, appeared at Warley Magistrates' Court charged with his murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 2 March.

Mr Jones's family said in a statement: "Darren's death has left our family devastated beyond words."

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