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Blaze at Cradley Heath factory unit in early hours

The fire on Doulton Road, Cradley Heath this morning Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a factory unit in Cradley Heath this morning.

The firefighters arrived on Doulton Road just before 4am, and found a derelict factory unit alight.

They spent an hour putting out the fire, and a third of the building has been damaged.

A third of the building was damaged in the fire Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Body discovered in burnt out car

A body has been discovered in a burnt out car near Cradley Heath railway station.

Police were alerted to the find at around 9:20pm last night. An investigation is now underway.

The identity of the body is yet to be identified due to the severity of the fire.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

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