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Murder arrest as BMW carrying dead body driven to West Bromwich police station

By Mike Woods | West Bromwich | Crime | Published:

A murder probe has been launched after a man's body was driven to West Bromwich police station today.

West Bromwich police station, where the body was driven

A BMW pulled up at the station's car park, on Moor Street, at around 10.20am.

The dead man was found in the front passenger seat, while the driver, aged 40, was arrested on suspicion of murder after walking in to the front office. It is the fifth murder probe to have been launched in the region in recent days.

Officers say they suspect the man died 'some time' before being driven to the police station.

The suspect presented himself at the front desk of the station

The front office of the building was closed temporarily to preserve evidence.

Det Insp Harry Harrison, from West Midlands Police's Homicide Team, said: “A post mortem examination will take place in due course – but at this early stage we suspect the man died some time before the body was driven to West Bromwich.

“The driver has been arrested and we are examining CCTV and street cameras in a bid to piece together where the car had travelled from before arriving in West Bromwich.”

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Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police on 101.

Last Sunday, Ryan Passey was stabbed to death at Chicago's nightclub in Stourbridge. While on Saturday, Rikki Lander was killed by her husband who then hanged himself.

A private hire driver was stabbed to death outside his home in Moseley, Birmingham, on Sunday night, while in Kingshurt, Solihull, a man died after being stabbed in the head and neck on Sunday morning.

The violence, together with a number of shootings, prompted Chief Constable Dave Thompson to speak about his concerns over the number of young men becoming involved in knife crime.

Mike Woods

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