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William Heathcote: Man charged over grandfather's death

William Heathcote, who was found near his home in Pickard Street, Warwick Image copyright Warwickshire Police
Image caption William Heathcote was described as "a wonderful person" by his family

A man has been charged over the death of a 75-year-old grandfather.

Widower William Heathcote was discovered in Pickard Street, Warwick, during the evening of 18 November and was later pronounced dead at hospital.

Steven Ray Jones, 24, of no fixed address, is charged with manslaughter, conspiring to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.

Four more people are accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

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The four, two 18-year-old men, a 19-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl are all from Leamington Spa and Warwick.

All five are due to appear at Leamington Magistrates' Court on 9 March.

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