Man charged with murder of 'loving' Bilston father

By Luke Bartlett | Bilston | Crime | Published:

A man has been charged with the murder of a ‘loving and caring’ father who died at a Bilston house.

Deniss Buzmakovs died aged 42

Detectives launched a murder probe after Deniss Buzmakovs, aged 42, was found with serious injuries at an address in Beckett Street, opposite Bilston Town Football Club, on Sunday.

Aleksejs Lusnikovs, also 42, of Beckett Street, was last night charged with murder and appeared before Walsall Magistrates this morning.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday.

Lusnikovs, dressed in a grey top and trousers, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from the West Midlands Police Homicide Team, said: “This is a murder that has shocked the local community and we have been working flat-out to move the investigation forward.

“This is a significant development and we continue to support the many friends and family of Deniss at this sad time.”

Police at the scene next to Bilston Town FC where Mr Buzmakovs was found

A 34-year-old man who was also arrested has been released with no further action.


In a statement, Mr Buzmakovs' family said: “Deniss was a wonderful son, brother, father and partner. He was known within the family as the talented one as he could turn his hand to anything.

"He was a loving and caring person and had a great sense of humour. He would always make us laugh.

“His life has been taken from us and he will be sorely missed.

“We as a family are grieving and would like to be left in peace to do this.”

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out on Thursday.

Luke Bartlett

By Luke Bartlett
Trainee Reporter - @lbartlett_star

Trainee Express & Star reporter covering Dudley and Sandwell. Get in touch on 01902 319445 or via

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.


Top Stories


More from the Express & Star

UK & International News