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Salford house fire death: Man charged with murder

Berry Street in Clifton Image copyright Google
Image caption The body of Thomas Jones was found at a property in Berry Street, Salford

A man has been charged with murder after a 47-year-old man was found dead following a house fire.

Firefighters found the body of Thomas Jones inside a property in Berry Street, Clifton, Salford at about 12:30 GMT on 22 March.

A post-mortem examination concluded he died from multiple stab wounds, police said.

Alan Maidment, 40, of Ludlow Avenue, Salford, is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court later.

He is also charged with possessing an offensive weapon, attempting to possess an offensive weapon and robbery.

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