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Man to appear in court charge with murder

A 25-year-old man will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (Wednesday 2 January) charged with murder.

The man was arrested at 12.40pm on Sunday by detectives investigating the death of a 22-year-old found near Knights Grove in Gravelly Hill the day before.

The man is the second to be charged with murder. Yesterday, a 21-year-old was remanded in custody following his short appearance before magistrates.


Second arrest made following discover of body found in a Birmingham alleyway

Police investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a Birmingham alleyway on Saturday have arrested a second man on suspicion of murder.

The 25-year-old was picked up by officers in Erdington at around 12:40pm yesterday. He's currently receiving treatment in hospital but is expected to be question by detectives later today.

It follows the arrest of a 21-year-old man within hours of the victim being found near Knights Grove.

A post-mortem examination revealed the 22-year-old victim died from a severe head injury.

Last night, detectives secured a custody extension against the 21-year-old which allows them to continue holding him until 6am on New Year’s Day.

Police arrest 21-year old man on suspicion of murder following a death in Gravelly Hill

A 21-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in Birmingham this morning.

West Midlands Police say a body was found on Knights Close in Gravelly Hill at around 7am.

Police outside the cordoned off area in Gravelly Hill Credit: ITV Central
Forensic officers looking through bushes on Nights Close Credit: ITV Central
Large police presence near the area where the man was found dead Credit: ITV Central

West Midland's Police on man's body found on Gravelly Hill

The inquiry is at a very early stage and we have cordoned off the area as we establish the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

I am keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about what happened.

Forensic investigators are currently at the scene and local officers are speaking to nearby residents.

– Detective Inspector Gary Plant, who is leading the investigation,