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Murder charge over Stourbridge flat body find

Murder investigation in Forge Road, Stourbridge
Image caption Paul Tompkins was found in a flat in Forge Road, Stourbridge

A 33-year-old has been charged with murder after a man was found fatally stabbed on New Year's Day.

Paul Tompkins was found in a flat in Forge Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, by police after they forced the front door open. The 59-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokesman said they had been alerted by a worried neighbour.

Daniel Jones, of Forge Road, has been remanded in custody at Dudley Magistrates' Court.

He is due to appear at crown court on Tuesday.

Police said a post-mortem examination confirmed Mr Tompkins died of stab wounds.

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