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Woman dies in Birmingham crash

West Midlands Ambulance service have confirmed a woman has died and a man has been seriously injured in a crash in Birmingham.

Six people were involved in the collision at 1.20am on Gravelly Hill in Erdington. A car and van had crashed close to the A38 Aston Expressway.

Police say the driver of the car has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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,