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Family of man found floating in lake visit the scene

Detective Inspector Warren Hines talks to the press Credit: ITV Central

West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation after a man's body was found floating in Dartmouth Park lake.

The family of 41-year-old, Jasbir Singh-Bains, are at the scene today as police are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward with information.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Mr Singh-Bains died from a cut to the throat.

Murder investigation launched after man's body found in lake

West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation after a man's body was found floating in a lake at Sandwell Valley.

It happened yesterday at around 9am, staff at Dartmouth Park spotted someone in the water.

Officers confirmed the man could not be saved and the area was sealed off.

He hasn't been formally identified yet but police believe he lived locally and was in his 40s.

A post mortem will be carried out later today to determine the cause of death.

“The man’s death is currently being treated as a murder investigation and we want to hear from anyone who was in or around Dartmouth Park early yesterday morning and may have seen anything.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones