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Woman charged with murder of man killed in house fire

A woman has been charged with murder after a man died in a house fire on Christmas Day.

The 58-year-old victim died from smoke inhalation in the blaze at the property on South Street Gardens, in Caldmore, Walsall, late on Wednesday afternoon.

West Midlands Police said unemployed Susan Buckley, 57, was charged on Saturday evening. She will appear before Walsall magistrates on Monday.

The victim has not yet been formally identified, officers said.

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