‘Much loved’ pensioner found dead at home as man charged with murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a pensioner at his home.

David Varlow was found collapsed on the living room floor of his Halesowen home on Monday, November 15 by West Midlands Police officers.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the 78-year-old could not be revived.

Adris Mohammed, aged 44, from Icknield Port Road, Birmingham has been charged with attempted burglary at Mr Varlow’s home on 24 October, aggravated burglary on 3 November, murder and fraud.

He’ll appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (22 November).

Following the pensioner’s death, Mr Varlow’s family have paid their tributes to him.

“We are devastated to have lost a much loved brother and uncle,” they said.

“There are no words to describe the pain and grief we as a family are going through following David’s death.

“We would like to thank the police for their hard work and tenacity in which they are dealing with this case.

“We would also like to thank David’s neighbours who raised the alarm. Rest in peace David.”