THE man charged with the murder of Martin Briggs in Cradley Heath has been remanded in court.

Karl Glancey was arrested over the death of Mr Briggs, aged 47, who was found with stab wounds in Corngreaves Walk on November 12.

Following his arrest, the 44-year-old from Tividale was detained under the Mental Health Act.

On Wednesday (June 13) West Midlands Police charged Glancey with murder who appear in court the same day.

He has also been accused of two counts of attempted murder and one of wounding in connection with domestic incidents across Sandwell.

The incidents in Dingle Avenue, Cradley Heath, as well as in Poplar Close and West Avenue in Tividale all happened on or around November 12.

During his appearance in court, Glancey was remanded to appear before Birmingham Crown Court on Friday, August 3.

Mr Briggs, a father-of-four, was stabbed to death outside his home, where he was living with rescue dog Elsa.

Following his death, close friend Gayle Whittle, a community carer, told the News: “Martin was such a wicked person, a brilliant friend and we loved to have a laugh together.

“He was one of the nicest people you could meet, he had a heart of gold and wouldn’t hurt a fly.

“Everybody here loved Martin and he was the type of person who would always be there for you if you needed him.”