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Detectives investigating the murder of a man from Oldbury have been granted extra time to question two men arrested in connection with the investigation.
The two men, a 36-year-old from Stourbridge and a 42-year-old from Rowley Regis, were arrested on Monday night and can now be held until late tomorrow night.
The 36 hour warrant of further detention was granted by Birmingham magistrates earlier.
Inderjit Singh Dhariwal was left with serious head injuries after an incident at Samsons Banqueting Suite in Rood End Road in Oldbury just before 2am on Sunday.
The 49-year-old had been attending a charity event at the venue.
He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died of his injuries yesterday.
One week on from the terror attacks in Paris which left 129 dead, people across the Midlands came together this afternoon to remember those who were killed and to show their defiance of the terrorists' threats to bring similar atrocities to this country.
Muslims in Sandwell held a silent vigil in Oldbury Civic Square. The Inclusive Muslim Action Network (IMAN) - a coalition of Sandwell Muslim organisations, mosques and partners - invited representatives from other faiths to join them to remember those who died.
This evening a vigil will be held at Lichfield Cathedral in memory of those killed in last week's Paris attacks, the Russian air disaster in Egypt and the recent bombing in Beirut.
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One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic on the M5 northbound after an accident between J3 A456 (Halesowen / Birmingham) and J2 A4123 (Oldbury / Birmingham).
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Antony Maskell, known as Tony, was killed on 30 July after he was involved in a collision in Oldbury.
He was walking along the dual carriageway on Birchfield Lane just before midnight when the collision happened - just outside the Whiteheath Tavern.
He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but died the next day.
Officers would like anyone who knows anything about this silver Nissan Micra to get in touch. They believe it was involved in the collision.
Two people are also believed to have been passing by with a dog following the collision and could have important information about the car involved.
Tony's family are desperate for the truth behind his tragic death and our investigation is moving forward every day.
A man, who was badly hurt in a suspected hit-and-run in Oldbury last week, has died from his injuries.
Anthony Maskell, 50, was walking along the dual carriageway on Birchfield Lane just before midnight on 30 July, when he was involved in a collision which took place outside the Whiteheath Tavern.
He was immediately taken to hospital with a serious head injury, but died the following day.
Investigating officers are now urging the driver of a light-coloured Nissan thought to be involved to come forward so they can give Mr Maskell’s family the answers they need.
Mr Maskell’s sudden death has left a hole in his family’s life and they are anxious to find out exactly what happened that evening.
“They are currently being supported by specially trained officers as we work to piece together the circumstances of their loved one’s death.
“From debris left at the scene and CCTV footage, we believe the car involved was a light-coloured Nissan and I would urge the driver to do the right thing and contact us as soon as possible so they can explain what happened.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or noticed a Nissan with fresh damage in the days following the collision.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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