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Man charged after woman found strangled after house fire

Lisa Skidmore Image copyright Skidmore family
Image caption Lisa Skidmore's body was found in a bedroom after a house fire in Wolverhampton

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found strangled, following a house fire.

The body of Lisa Skidmore, 37, was discovered at a house in Mill Croft, Bilston, near Wolverhampton on Thursday.

Leroy Campbell, 55, of Forest Road, Moseley, faces charges including murder and arson with intent to endanger life.

He will appear before Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Mr Campbell is also charged with attempted murder following an attack on Ms Skidmore's 80-year-old mother.

The elderly woman was beaten unconscious and taken to hospital with severe facial injuries.

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