POLICE have charged a man with murder after a pensioner was found dead at his home in Halesowen.

David Varlow, aged 78, was found collapsed on the living room floor after officers gained entry to his home in Manor Lane last Monday (November 15).

Adris Mohammed, aged 44, from Icknield Port Road, Birmingham has been charged with attempted burglary at Mr Varlow’s home on October 24, aggravated burglary on November 3, murder and fraud. 

The defendant will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (November 22).

Mr Varlow’s family have said: “We are devastated to have lost a much loved brother and uncle. There are no words to describe the pain and grief we as a family are going through following David’s death.

“We would like to thank the police for their hard work and tenacity in which they are dealing with this case.

“We would also like to thank David’s neighbours who raised the alarm. Rest in peace David.”