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Appeals for witnesses as man found in burnt out car

The body of a man has been discovered in a car which was burnt out in West Bromwich this morning.

Officers were called to the scene by the Fire Service just after 7.30am in Wattle Road after they discovered the body.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen the car to contact them:

"We would like to hear from anyone who saw the red Mazda in the area early this morning or who witnessed the blaze.

"We are in the early stages of this enquiry and would like to appeal for anyone to come forward at the earliest opportunity."

– Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Bob Hazel

The man has not yet been identified, will undergo a forensic post-mortem.

Unexplained body found in car blaze

A body has been found in a car in West Bromwich Credit: ITV Central

Police are investigating after a body was found inside a car which was alight in West Bromwich.

The cordoned off area on Wattle Road where a body was found inside a car on fire Credit: ITV Central

Fire services were called to the blaze on Wattle Road where they discovered a body inside.

Police say they are treating the death as unexplained Credit: ITV Central

The area has been cordoned off while an investigation is carried out, police say they are treating the death as unexplained.

Body found in scrap yard

Police in Birmingham have sealed off a scrap yard after a body was discovered inside a car.

It was found following a fire involving a number of vehicles at a salvage yard inGravelly Lane, Erdington last night.

Inquiries into how it started are underway and the yard has been cordoned off.

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