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Birmingham 'stairs-fall' death claim killer jailed

A man who killed his partner and claimed she fell down stairs has been jailed for five years.

Edward Metcalfe, 36, from Birmingham, killed Tracy Topliss, 47, after a night of drinking in November 2013, West Midlands Police said.

She was found at the house they shared in Riverside Crescent in the city, the force said.

Metcalfe was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court after being convicted of manslaughter but cleared of murder.

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