A BROADSTAIRS man is one of five men to have been charged with murder.
Gary King, 52 of Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs was charged with the murder of Michael Griffiths in Fernhurst, West Sussex.
Mr Griffiths, 59, was found dead following a fire at his home on January 24.
The jewellery designer and antique buyer had been seriously assaulted before his death.
Mr King, and four other men Simon Penton, 42 of Markway, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, Harvey Munford, 22, of Monks Way, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex, Kerry Rudder, 42 of Markway, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex and Damian Krafft, 26 of High Street, Shepperton, Middlesex have all been charged with the murder of Michael Griffith, conspiracy to commit a burglary with intent to steal and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Rebecca Rogers, 39 of Pool End Close, Shepperton, Middlesex has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
They will all appear at Worthing Magistrates Court today (Thursday, June 13).