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Bristol flat fire body: Two men charged with murder

Andrew Groves Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Andrew Groves was found after the flat fire in Lawrence Weston on Friday night

Two men have been charged with murdering a man whose body was found in a burned-out flat in Bristol.

The body of Andrew Groves, 47, was found at the flat in Oakhanger Drive, Lawrence Weston, on Friday night.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from multiple blows to the head.

Michael Dommett, 38, of Oakhanger Drive, and Russell Oakey, 41, of High Street, Hanham, have been charged with murder and appeared before Bristol Magistrates' Court.

They were remanded to appear at Bristol Crown Court at a later date.

A 31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

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