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Body found in scrap yard

Body discovered at scrap yard Photo: ITV Central

Police are investigating after a body was found inside a car by fire crews at a scrap yard.

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a salvage yard in Erdington in Birmingham just before midnight last night.

Police say they are treating the death as unexplained. The site on Gravelly Lane has been cordoned off while while investigations continue.

We are at the early stages of our inquiry and the death is being treated as unexplained as we try to determine how the person died, and the fire began.

"We are urging anyone with information about last night's events to come forward and speak to us at their earliest opportunity

– Detective Sergeant Andy Bradley, from West Midlands Police CID