Telford man remanded on murder charge as victim named as George Loveridge

A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with murder.

Police at the scene in Wellington
Police at the scene in Wellington

Dean Richards appeared before Kidderminster Magistrates Court charged with the murder of George Loveridge.

Mr Loveridge, 25, died at a property in Charlton Street in Wellington on Saturday morning.

Richards, 29, from Wellington, Telford, was remanded in custody to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Thursday.

A 27-year-old woman, who was also arrested following the incident, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Much of Charlton Street and Midland Mews was cordoned off on Saturday after Mr Loveridge died at around 7.45am.

Police at the scene in Wellington

West Mercia Police said they called to reports of a man being in cardiac arrest and that he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ambulances attended and left the scene around two hours later as detectives began their investigation.

Police vans and tape blocked off the entrance to Midland Mews from Charlton Street on Saturday and the residents’ car park was also cordoned off as forensic investigators scoured the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bellamy said: “We would like to reassure the community that we believe this to be an isolated incident at a private residence.”

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