Coventry & Warwickshire

Sydney Pavier, 91, dies after being attacked in his Leamington Spa home

An elderly man has died in hospital two months after being attacked in his home in Warwickshire.

Relatives found Sydney Pavier, 91, unconscious at his Gordon Street home in Leamington Spa on 16 September.

The house had been ransacked and the front door was slightly ajar. Mr Pavier was taken to hospital where he died on Monday, police said.

Scott Melville, of no fixed address, was charged with burglary and causing grievous bodily harm on 19 September.

The 38-year-old was remanded in custody to appear before Warwick Crown Court at a date yet to be set.

'Never recovered'

Det Ch Insp James Essex, who is leading the investigation, said it was with "great sadness that we learned of Mr Pavier's death".

"He was a very elderly man who lived alone and had maintained his independence right up until he was viciously attacked.

"Sadly, he never recovered from his injuries."

He said police still wanted to hear from anyone who may have information about what happened at Mr Pavier's home.

"We know that his front door was found ajar when his relatives visited him and we would like to find out how long the door had been partially open for," he said.

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