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Man Charged with Murder and Fraud in Connection with Former Councillor’s Death

A man has been charged with murder and fraud in connection with the death of Wallis Webb, a former councillor who was found dead in Birmingham earlier this week.

Wallis Webb, aged 65, was discovered deceased at a property on Baldmoor Lake Road in Erdington on Tuesday morning, according to a statement from West Midlands Police.

Initially, authorities revealed that Mr. Webb’s bank card had been used following his death, prompting a deeper investigation into the circumstances surrounding his demise.

Sikander Hussain, a 25-year-old resident of Ingleton Road in Birmingham, was arrested on Thursday in connection with the case. He has since been charged with murder and fraud by false representation.

Hussain appeared before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and has been remanded until his next court appearance.

In addition to Hussain’s arrest, a 51-year-old man was also taken into custody on suspicion of fraud. However, he has been released on bail with conditions as the investigation continues.

In a statement issued through West Midlands Police, the family of Mr. Webb expressed their profound grief, describing his commitment to public service and his genuine desire to assist others.

To try to compress a life into short sentences does not do anybody justice. This is by far the hardest of them all,” the family stated.

“Wallis was a councillor for a short period, because he really believed in trying to help others and felt strongly about the hardships people now have to endure without the help so many need,” the statement continued.

The family lamented the loss of Mr. Webb as “yet another life taken in a shocking and senseless manner.”

Authorities are urging anyone with information relevant to the investigation to come forward. They can do so by contacting police via the online live chat service or by calling 101, quoting log 631 of February 6.

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