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Man found dead at Tipton house named by police

By Thomas Parkes | Tipton | Crime | Published:

A man whose body was found at a house in Tipton has now been named by police.

Police at the scene in Beehive Walk, Tipton. Photo: SnapperSK

Philip Ashley, aged 62, was found after officers were called to Beehive Walk at around 11.50pm on Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination has provided inconclusive, with further tests expected to be carried out to determine the cause of his death.

And detectives have now confirmed it is not linked to a series of break-ins across the Black Country, which saw a gang target elderly people 29 times in 10 days.

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Ch Supt Sally Bourner said: “We can now confirm that Mr Ashley’s death is not being linked to the series of break-ins across the Black Country, although we continue to investigate the burglary carried out at the Mr Ashley’s home.

“Specialist officers are supporting his family and my thoughts are with them and his friends at this sad time."

The death is currently being treated as unexplained, West Midlands Police said.

Enquiries continue and anyone with information are urged to call the force on 101 or live chat via WMP Online.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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