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16th Jun, 2021

Murder investigation launched after man found dead at Olton house

Sarah Mason 9th Jun, 2021

A MURDER investigation is underway after a man was found dead at a house in Olton.

West Midlands Police said he had significant head injuries and sadly nothing could be done to save him.

A post mortem examination is set to take place on June 9.

Police have carried out a forensic examination of the scene and continue to speak with people in the area and looking through CCTV.

Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from the police’s homicide team, said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who sadly lost his life yesterday.

“Our investigation continues today at pace as we strive to understand more about what happened yesterday.

“I’d like to thank everyone we’ve already spoken to, you’ve been extremely helpful and we’ve recovered lots of CCTV which we’re working through.

“I’d urge anyone who may have information, but not yet contacted us to get in touch.”

Chief Superintendent Ian Parnell, from Solihull police, said: “It’s heart-breaking to hear of the loss of such a young man. I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to his loved ones at this shocking and very sad time.

“I understand the pain and concern tragedies like this cause the wider community. We’ve increased patrols in the area, please do speak to us if you have any issues.

“We’re doing all we can to find those responsible, I’d encourage anyone who may know what happened to contact us as soon as they can.”

Anyone with information should contact police online or by calling 101 and quoting log number 3778 of June 7.

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