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Murder investigation launched in Birmingham

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found in Birmingham this afternoon (Thursday 13 June).

Officers were called to a shared accommodation property on Oxhill Road, Handsworth just before 12.30pm, where the body of a man believed to be in his 50s was found with fatal injuries to his neck.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody this afternoon.

Enquiries continue to establish the exact circumstances around the man’s death.

Inspector Nick Barnes, from force CID, said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation and I am urging anyone who has information about what happened to get in touch with us.

“I am particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious in the area over the past few days.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime, quoting log number 1008 of 13 June.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously 0800 555 111.

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