Newton-le-Willows death: Teenager charged with murder

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The body of 71-year-old Richard Percival was found at a property in Dixon Avenue

A teenager has been charged with murdering a 71-year-old man whose body was found in a house.

Richard Percival, known locally as Dickie, suffered a "blunt force trauma to the back of the head", in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside Police said.

A 17-year-old boy accused of murder and theft was remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 18 September.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Mr Percival was found in the house in Dixon Avenue, Newton-le-Willows, by police officers after concerns were expressed for his safety.

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