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Dennis Plater stabbing: Man charged with Stroud murder

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Image caption Dennis Plater was found stabbed to death at an address on Walkley Hill on Friday

A man has been charged with murdering an 82-year-old man who was found stabbed to death in Stroud.

Dennis Plater was found dead at his house on Walkley Hill last Friday.

David Hall, 47, of no fixed abode, was arrested in Southsea, Hampshire, on Sunday and has been charged with murder, a police spokesman said.

He was remanded in custody at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court ahead of a hearing at Bristol Crown Court on 11 December.

Image caption David Hall was arrested in Hampshire on Sunday

Det Supt David Sellwood said detectives had yet to find the weapon used, which was believed to be a knife, and asked for anyone with information to contact police.

"We believe it may have been discarded between Walkley Hill and Stroud railway station," he said.

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