Murder investigation after body found in burnt out car

Police say a man has been arrested and a murder investigation has been launched after a body was found in a burnt out car in Erdington in Birmingham last night.

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Flower tributes for woman's body in burnt-out car

Flowers left on Fentham Road in Erdington Credit: ITV News Central

Tributes have been left at the scene of where a woman's body was discovered in a burnt-out car in Birmingham.

The car was found on Fentham Road in Erdington on Tuesday night after reports of a parked car on fire.

Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder.

Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder. Credit: ITV News Central

Police given extra time to question man held over murder

Police have been given an additional 24 hours to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder in Birmingham.

It's after a woman's body was discovered in a burnt-out car in Erdington on Tuesday night.

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Woman's body found in burnt-out car in Birmingham

A woman's body has been discovered in a burnt-out car in Birmingham. Credit: PA

It's been revealed that it is a woman's body which has been discovered in a burnt-out car in Birmingham.

It was found on Fentham Road in Erdington on Tuesday night after reports of a parked car on fire.

Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder.

Police say crime is 'exceptionally unusual'

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found in a burnt out car in Erdington in Birmingham last night.

A man has been arrested.

"We are in the very early stages of what is likely to be a very complex investigation into an exceptionally unusual crime. An arrest has been made and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this matter.

Officers and staff from a range of departments across the force are working hard to establish what has happened, but I am asking that anyone with information which may help gets in touch as a matter of urgency."

– Detective Inspector Warren Hines from West Midlands Police's Criminal Investigation Department

Murder investigation after body found in burnt out car

Police say a man has been arrested and a murder investigation has been launched after a body was found in a burnt out car in Erdington in Birmingham last night.

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