Birmingham & Black Country

West Bromwich man charged over pensioner's death

A 45-year-old has been charged with manslaughter and aggravated burglary after a man died following a confrontation at his home in the Black Country.

David Peniket, 71, was taken ill at Bedford Road, West Bromwich, on Monday and died of a heart attack in hospital.

A man from West Bromwich was due to appear before Wolverhampton magistrates on Saturday.

He has also been charged with possession of an imitation firearm.

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