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7 January 2019, 07:26
The former partner of a woman who was found dead in her home has been charged with her murder.
Police launched a manhunt for Michael Foran, 32, after the body of June Jones, 33, was found at her maisonette in Wyndmill Crescent, on the Charlemont Farm estate in West Bromwich, at around 2am on December 31.
On Sunday, West Midlands Police said he had been charged with murder.
Foran, of no fixed address, was arrested in Liverpool on Saturday and transferred to the West Midlands for questioning.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said he was due to appear at Walsall Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from the force's homicide department, said: "This is a significant step forward in our enquiries.
"I would like to thank the public and media for their support in this investigation and I would continue to urge anyone with information to come forward."
Miss Jones was reported missing by her sister on Boxing Day.
Police said there was evidence she was the victim of a "sustained and brutal assault with a weapon".
Keith O'Dwyer, 34, of Beaconview Road, West Bromwich, appeared before Walsall magistrates on Saturday charged with assisting the suspected killer and was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on January 10.
Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call DI Hines on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.