Leicestershire Teenager Charged With Pensioner Murder

3 October 2018, 06:32 | Updated: 3 October 2018, 06:34

Bob Gumbley

A teenager from Leicestershire is going to appear in court charged with murdering an 87-year-old man who died after a burglary at his home.

Jason Wilsher, 19, of Barlestone Road, Bagworth, will appear before magistrates in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Wednesday accused of killing Arthur Gumbley, Staffordshire Police said.

Mr Gumbley died in hospital from injuries he suffered three weeks earlier during a break-in at his home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield, in November.

Detectives believe intruders took gold and silver jewellery during the break-in, including a 16th-century gold coin and a necklace with a gold sovereign insert.

In a statement after his death, Mr Gumbley's family said: "He truly was a person that, not only us as a family, but the people that knew him, looked up to and respected.

"Words can't express the extent of our loss."