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Murder probe over Willenhall flat death

By Andrew Turton | Willenhall | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A murder investigation has been launched by police after the body of a man was found at a flat in Willenhall.

Forensic teams at the scene in Willenhall

Police initially treated the death as 'unexplained' as detectives and forensic teams visited the home yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called to the flat, in Bloxwich Road South, just before 12.30pm by ambulance colleagues, who had been alerted by a member of the public.

Forensic officers at the flat

The victim, a man aged 39, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Midlands Police confirmed detectives now believe the man had been murdered.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.

Police teams have been at the flat over the last 24 hours

Officers are conducting house to house inquiries to see if anyone saw anything suspicious.

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Detective Inspector Paul Joyce, from West Midlands Police's homicide unit, said: “Our investigation continues to establish the circumstances surrounding this man’s death.

“At this time no arrests have been made, but our officers have worked through the night to secure CCTV, witness accounts and evidence from the scene.

“Every bit of information is vital to our investigation and I would urge anyone who can help to contact me or my team on 101."

WATCH: Police and forensic teams at the flat

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Police investigate death of man found at Willenhall flat

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Team on 101 quoting log number 1058 of 22/08/18.

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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