Sedgley murder enquiry

Police launch murder enquiry as a man dies in hospital after being found injured in Sedgley

Live updates

Police call for more clubbers to come forward

Shane Watson: Described by his family as compassionate and the apple of his Mum's eye Credit: West Midlands Police

Police investigating the death of 23-year-old Shane Watson from Sedgley are appealing for more witnesses who may have seen him on the night he was killed to contact them.

Mr Watson was in Monty's Bar on Friday 27th July through until the early hours of Saturday morning before being fatally assaulted in a nearby alleyway.

West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Harry Harrison says they have spoken to some people who were in the bar that night but believes many more could hold vital information:

"We understand Monty's was busy on the night Shane died and, although we've spoken to several witnesses, I'm sure more people may have seen what happened or may unwittingly be sitting on important information.

"I'd ask for anyone who was at Monty's on the night or in the vicinity around Springfield Grove between 1am and 4am where Shane was found seriously injured to contact us as soon as possible."

The alleyway where Shane Watson was found with substantial injuries Credit: ITV Central

Shane's family released a heart-felt statement, thanking the public for their support and describing him as compassionate, caring and popular.

"We are grateful for witnesses that have so far come forward and would like to encourage others who may be able to help to do the same.

"He was his dad's best mate and the apple of his mum's eye. He always used to say that life is short and to have fun and create memories that make you smile."

Two teenagers aged 18 and 19 from Sedgley have been charged with Shane's murder and remanded in prison to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on October 22.

  1. ITV Central

Murder enquiry launched after Sedgley man dies

The scene where Sedgley man was found Credit: ITV Central

A man has died in hospital this morning after he was found down an alleyway in Sedgley with substantial injuries.

Police have launch a murder enquiry, after 23 year old Shane Watson was found with serious head injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Force CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111


  1. ITV Central

Murder injury launched after man dies in Dudley

Police in Dudley have launched a murder inquiry after a man died today, following serious injuries in Sedgley.

The 23 year old local man, was discovered in an alleyway in Springfield Grove at 3:20am this morning. He had suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital, where he died.

He has been named as Shane Watson aged 23 from Sedgley.

Detectives investigating the death have sealed off the area while forensic examinations of the scene take place. Local officers are also carrying out house to house enquiries and reassurance patrols.

"Officers are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious or anyone who was in the area in the early hours of this morning to contact us as soon as possible."

– DI Harry Harrison from Force CID

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact Force CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111

Back to top