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Cradley Heath murder probe: Arrest made after man found dead with multiple stab wounds

By Nathan Rowden | Cradley Heath | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A murder investigation is under way after a man was found dead in his own Black Country home with multiple stab wounds.

Forensic officers have been carrying out investigations in Cradley Heath

Police were called to Corngreaves Walk, Cradley Heath, at 11.45am yesterday where a 47-year-old man was discovered collapsed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow morning.

WATCH as forensic officers arrive at the house in Cradley Heath

Police forensics arrive at Corngreaves Walk, Cradeley Heath.

A 47-year-old man, from Tividale, was arrested yesterday morning on suspicion of a series of domestic assaults at addresses in Dingle Avenue, West Avenue and Poplar Close.

He is in police custody on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, wounding and vehicle theft.

Forensic officers have been carrying out investigations in Cradley Heath

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West Midlands Police Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, said: "I’m appealing for anyone who was in the Corngreaves Walk area at around 6pm on Sunday and saw or heard a disturbance to contact us. They could hold important information.

"We have established a timeline of offences and suspect three people were subjected to nasty assaults involving weapons, including a knife and metal bar, in the space of just over two hours.

Police at the scene today as the murder investigation gathers pace

"These are understood to be domestic incidents where the suspected attacker is known to the victims; none of the injuries are life threatening.

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"It’s then believed the same attacker stabbed a man in his home in Corngreaves Walk just after 6pm but that his body lay undetected in the house until just before midday today.

"Police family liaison officers are supporting the deceased’s family at this tragic time."

Police and forensic teams have been working to piece together evidence

The suspect was arrested from a vehicle at the Asda car-park in Oldbury at 6.20am by officers investigating reports of a stolen van.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on the 101 number.

Nathan Rowden

By Nathan Rowden
@NathRowden_Star

Digital journalist based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Interested in breaking news and social media.

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