Man charged over fatal florist robbery

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A man has been charged with robbery after a raid at a florist shop in Greater Manchester in which his brother was fatally stabbed. Kyle Mullings, 18, of no fixed address, will appear at Trafford magistrates' court today.

Cecil Coley, the 72-year-old florist, was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Gary Mullings, 30, and later released on bail.

Police that said a number of men had attempted to rob the shop in Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

Gary Mullings, who was from the New Moston area, died in hospital from stab wounds. Mr Coley was also treated in hospital.

Gary Mullings was acquitted in January 2002 of the murder of Alan Byron, 18, who was shot dead in a car in Longsight a year earlier. Another man was convicted over the killing and jailed for life.