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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