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Bedworth stabbing: Two men in court charged with murder

Daniel Pitham Image copyright Warwickshire Police
Image caption Daniel Pitham was a very "outgoing young man who loved to party with his friends, travel, and keep fit", his family said

Two men have appeared in court charged with murdering a man who was found stabbed to death at a house.

Daniel Pitham, 33, from Bedworth, was found at an address in Bulkington Road in the town on Monday.

He was discovered by police carrying out a welfare check at about 13:30 BST.

Scott Warner, 35, of Missing Oak Close, and John Robert Allison, 33, of Bulkington Road, both in Bedworth, were remanded in custody after appearing at Warwick Magistrates' Court.

They will next appear at the town's crown court on Monday.

In a statement released by police, Mr Pitham's family described him as a very "outgoing young man who loved to party with his friends, travel, and keep fit".

They said: "In his younger days he played football at a very high level. Due to his life-changing injuries after an accident in February 2018 he became very withdrawn, depressed and vulnerable.

"He will be sorely missed and very much loved. RIP son."

Warwickshire Police arrested two other men from Coventry on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A 39-year-old has been released under investigation, and a 35-year-old remains in custody.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Pitham was killed by a stab wound to the heart.

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