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UK News Scots grandad who grew up in Glasgow orphanage dies after being found with severe head injuries

15:25  13 december  2019
15:25  13 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A man has been charged with murdering a grandfather who died after being found with serious head injuries . Paying tribute Mr McCorry's family said: "Tony grew up in a Glasgow orphanage , moving to Birmingham as a young man in the late 1960s to the city he grew to love.

Severe head injuries require immediate medical attention because there's a risk of serious brain damage. These pages focus on severe head injury . Dial 999 immediately to request an ambulance if you're with someone who experiences any of these symptoms after a head injury .

a man with his mouth open: Tony McCorry was rushed to hospital but died a short time later at around 3.45am on Wednesday © SWNS Tony McCorry was rushed to hospital but died a short time later at around 3.45am on Wednesday

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a Scots grandfather-of-eight who died after being found with severe head injuries.

Tony McCorry, who cared for the homeless , was discovered at his home in Sutton Coldfield, in the West Midlands on Wednesday.

an old brick building with grass in front of a house: A teenager has been charged in connection with the death of Tony McCorry © SWNS A teenager has been charged in connection with the death of Tony McCorry

The pensioner was rushed to hospital but died a short time later, at around 3.45am.

Tony grew up in a Glasgow orphanage but moved to Birmingham in the late 1960s.

A woman, aged 21, and a 19-year-old man were both arrested later that day on suspicion of murdering the "friendly and popular" grandfather.

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Police said the woman had since been released without any further action while Rhys Reynolds, 19, from Kingstanding, Birmingham, was charged with murder.

a bus parked in front of a house: Polcie outside Tony McCorry's home in the West Midlands © SWNS Polcie outside Tony McCorry's home in the West Midlands

It came as family members paid tribute to the dad-of-two and described Tony as a man "who had nothing but generosity in his heart."

They said in a statement issued by police: "Tony grew up in a Glasgow orphanage, moving to Birmingham as a young man in the late 1960s to the city he grew to love.

"His working life was spent helping those less fortunate than himself, caring for the homeless.

"He leaves two sons and eight grandchildren; the world now feels a colder place without Tony who had nothing but generosity in his heart.

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"He will be greatly missed."

a house that is parked on the side of a road: Tony McCorry moved to Birmingham in the late 1960s © SWNS Tony McCorry moved to Birmingham in the late 1960s

West Midlands Police said a post-mortem examination has so far proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, from the force's homicide team, said: "My thoughts remain with Mr McCorry's family at this sad time, they've been fully updated with this development.

"I'm still keen to speak to anyone who was in the Stonehouse Road area of Sutton Coldfield or The Sutton Park Hotel pub on Tuesday evening who hasn't yet come forward."

a small truck parked in front of a house: Tony McCorry grew up in a Glasgow orphanage © SWNS Tony McCorry grew up in a Glasgow orphanage

Friends of Tony said the pensioner would often get walked home from his local pub by staff or customers as he was unsteady on his feet.

Pal Richard Dixon, 59, said: "Sometimes two of the staff would walk him home, or some of the patrons would, as it was only up the road.

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After a severe head injury , you'll only be allowed to go home if the results of your CT scan show that you don't have a brain injury and the person in Before leaving hospital, you'll be advised about what to do and what not to do in the weeks after your injury . Find out more about recovering from a head

A particularly severe head injury can be fatal. A person with this type of injury will be closely monitored in hospital so any complications that arise can These symptoms usually clear up in around 3 months, but you may need to be referred for further assessment by your GP. You may be seen by a

"He was a very nice, lovely man. We told him that he needed to get a scooter as he couldn't walk well."

Another added: "Tony was a gentleman.

"He could be a bit unsteady on his feet at the best of times, so somebody would always walk him home to make sure he was safe."

a close up of a street in front of a brick building: Tony McCorry was unsteady on his feet so would often walk home with staff or punters from The Sutton Park pub and hotel © Google Tony McCorry was unsteady on his feet so would often walk home with staff or punters from The Sutton Park pub and hotel

Neighbour Steven Burke, 76, added: "It is such a shame. He was a nice guy.

"We were hoping he had just fallen and hurt himself, but when we saw the police tape we knew it was serious."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 214 of December 11.

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