Police have named a man who died after a neighbour dispute in Stoke-on-Trent. Keith Brown, 52, from Uttoxeter Road, was pronounced dead in hospital after officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Normacot on Friday. Staffordshire Police said the dispute appeared to involve land between two properties. A 14-year-old girl and two men, aged 32 and 19, have been released on police bail. Three other men, aged 49, 24 and 26, are being questioned. Police are treating the incident as a murder inquiry and revealed that a post-mortem examination showed Mr Brown suffered a single stab wound to the back. A 19-year-old man, who suffered minor injuries, was later discharged from the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent.
Thus the BBC.
24dash.com reports :
The man murdered in a neighbour dispute in Stoke-on-Trent last Friday was an activist for the British National Party, according to reports on a number of nationalist websites. Keith Brown, 52, from Uttoxeter Road, was pronounced dead in hospital after officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Normacot on Friday. A Stoke-on-Trent man is due to appear in court this morning charged with stabbing his neighbour to death. Four other men arrested in connection with Mr Brown's death, aged 19, 24, 26 and 32, were released on bail pending further inquiries.
The Sentinel paper reports :
A 49-year-old has appeared in court charged with stabbing his neighbour to death. Habib Khan, of Uttoxeter Road, Normacot, was denied bail at the brief hearing before North Staffordshire magistrates yesterday. Khan is charged with the murder of 52-year-old Keith Brown, also of Uttoxeter Road. Mr Brown died from a single stab wound just yards from his home on Friday. He was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire but was later pronounced dead. Khan was remanded in custody to appear at Stafford Crown Court on Monday.
The BNPandMe blog has a fair bit more.
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