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Birmingham firework death: Arrest on suspicion of murder


A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who died after a fatal firework attack.Tony Nicholls’ home was gutted by fire after an industrial-sized firework was let off by a group of men that burst into the property as he and his partner ate a Chinese takeaway.Mr Nicholls, 56, died in hospital after the blaze in Birchtrees Drive, Tile Cross, Birmingham, on 2 November.A 22-year-old man was being questioned, West Midlands Police said.Midlands Live: Funding boost for garden city plan; ‘Lost’ E-type sells for £72kOn Wednesday, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and subsequently bailed.

The firework was lit and caused a major fire, police said.Mr Nicholls’ partner, a 50-year-old woman, escaped with fractures to her lower limbs after jumping from a first-floor window at the property. She has been released from hospital, but suffered life-changing injuries. Daughter Fiona Nicholls paid tribute to her “fun-loving” father who she said had “worked hard all his life”.
Source: BBC Black Country