Murder victim’s house at Fernhurst is sold

Michael Griffiths's house is sold
Michael Griffiths's house is sold

Michael Griffiths’ house went on the market in December last year and has now been sold by estate agents Henry Adams.

Number 35 Old Glebe was described as ‘deceptively spacious’, with the ‘perfect opportunity to refurbish’, and was on the market for £100,000.

Potential buyers were made aware of its history: “As the pictures show, the property has been badly damaged by fire and requires complete refurbishment.

“We are obliged to make all potential purchasers aware there was a murder committed at the property.”

Despite its history, it attracted much interest and Henry Adams has now sold the house for a figure which is believed to have exceeded all expectations. Pictures clearly show the extensive damage caused by the fire.

The sale description continued: “A rare and exciting opportunity to completely refurbish a deceptively spacious three-bedroom semi-detached, ex-local authority property.

“The property offers the scope for an incoming buyer to restore the property to a superb family home with the potential for extension to the rear (STPP).

“The property currently boasts a dual-aspect, 17-foot living room with open fireplace leading through to the kitchen at the rear of the property.

“There is also a family bathroom which is in need of complete modernisation. The property benefits from large and level gardens and a single garage and a drive that provides off-road parking for two cars.”