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Police granted more time to question man over West Bromwich murder

By Liam Keen | West Bromwich | Crime | Published:

Police have been granted more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police patrol cars and ambulance crews parked up in Heath Lane. Picture: James Cooper

A 42-year-old man was arrested after another man, also aged 42, was found in a critical condition in an alleyway off Heath Lane, West Bromwich at around 5.15am Wednesday.

The victim later died in the afternoon of the same day and police launched a murder investigation.

A forensic post mortem examination took also took place yesterday.

Now, the man who was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, is being held on suspicion of murder.

Police were granted a 36-hour magistrates' court extension yesterday afternoon, allowing them extra time to question the suspect before charging or releasing him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime, quoting log number 312 of June 6.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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