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64-year-old charged with murder of Paul Hawkesford-Barnes and an attempted murder in Coventry last week

Coventry Editorial 21st Mar, 2022

A MAN has been charged with the murder of Paul Hawkesford-Barnes who was found fatally injured in Coventry.

Steven Barnes is accused of killing the 57-year-old who was discovered seriously injured at an address in Hopedale Close last Tuesday.

The 64-year-old of Radford, Coventry, has also been charged with the attempted murder of a woman in her 90s who remains in a stable condition in hospital.

He appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court today and was remanded to appear before the city’s Crown Court on Wednesday.

Police say this is being treated as domestic-related and the force is continuing enquiries to establish exactly what happened.

Anyone with information should contact officers via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk

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