Rainworth man accused of murdering neighbour on Boxing Day dies

.Pearl Close Police Rainworth
.Pearl Close Police Rainworth

The man charged with the murder of his 70-year-old neighbour in Rainworth on Boxing Day has died.

Jeffrey Burton (60), who had been suffering from a terminal illness, died late on Tuesday evening while in prison custody at Nottingham City Hospital.

He had been suffering from a terminal illness and his death was not unexpected.

Burton was accused of murdering pensioner Harry Tindall in Pearl Close at midday on Boxing Day.

No further action is being taken against a 54-year-old woman arrested and bailed in connection with the incident.

Burton had been due to attend a Nottingham Crown Court hearing today.

A Coroner’s inquest into his death will be held.