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Murder suspects arrested as man found dead in Bilston

By Megan Archer | Bilston | Crime | Published:

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at a house in Bilston.

Police at the scene in Queen Street, Bilston

The 42-year-old man was confirmed dead at the scene in Beckett Street, The Lunt, last night after officers were called at around 6.30pm.

Two men, aged 42 and 34, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently being questioned in police custody.

The cause of death is not yet known, but detectives are investigating whether the death was linked to a row in the same street on Sunday afternoon.

A blue forensic tent in Queen Street

Detective Inspector Paul Joyce, from the homicide team at West Midlands Police, said: "We are working to establish the circumstances around the sad death of this man.

"We understand there may have been a disorder in the street earlier that afternoon and whether this is connected forms one line of enquiry.

"I would urge anyone who saw this, or has any other information which can assist our investigation to contact us as soon as possible."

The road was sealed off opposite Bilston Town Football Club

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Queen Street remained sealed off outside Bilston Town Football Club on Monday as forensic officers examined the crime scene.

A blue forensic tent was in place opposite the football ground, at the corner of Queen Street and Beckett Street, and police were continuing house-to-house enquiries this afternoon.

A post mortem examination was due to take place today to establish the cause of death.

Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East has said: "This is an appalling crime. My thoughts are with the victim and their family. I hope whoever is responsible is brought to justice as soon as possible.

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"I am grateful to the police and hope they are able to support the community in the area who will be in shock that such a terrible crime could happen on their doorstep."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via 101 or on their website. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Tom Oakley reported from the scene:

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Deputy Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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