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Warwick grandfather death: No action against two suspects

William Heathcote was found near his home in Pickard Street, Warwick Image copyright Warwickshire Police
Image caption William Heathcote was described as "a wonderful person"

No further action will be taken against two teenagers arrested after a grandfather was found dead near his home in Warwick.

Widower William Heathcote was discovered in Pickard Street at 20:50 GMT on 18 November and was later pronounced dead at Warwick Hospital.

The teenagers - a girl and boy aged 15 - were among seven arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

The other suspects were bailed to return to a police station soon.

Meanwhile, the 75-year-old's family have described him as "a wonderful person with a heart of gold".

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Image caption William Heathcote was found near his home in Pickard Street, Warwick

"He had a good sense of humour and enjoyed a laugh and a joke," a statement said. "It is devastating to have lost him."

Mr Heathcote was born in Yardley, Birmingham, but emigrated to Canada when he was a teenager and met his wife June.

They lived in Warwickshire before June died in 2005. His family said he was well known in the automotive trade.

The other suspects in the case are a 23-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman, two 17-year-old boys and a girl, 16.

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