FIVE people have been charged with the murder of Michael Griffiths in Fernhurst.
Michael 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.
Gary King, 52, of Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent, 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 on Thursday (June 13).