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23-year-old man held in Solihull double murder inquiry

Officers were called to Hermitage Road earlier this morning after reports of an attack Credit: ITV News Central

Police have confirmed a 23-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at a house in Solihull.

Officers were called out to a home in Hermitage Road at just after 5:15am this morning after reports of an attack.

The bodies of a 58-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were found at the scene.

The road is still closed off while investigations continue.

Police cordon at scene of Solihull double murder inquiry

Officers were called to the scene at just after 5:15am Credit: ITV News Central

Forensic investigators are working at a house in Solihull after the bodies of a man and a woman were found.

Police were called to the property on Hermitage Road at just after 5:15am this morning.

The road is currently closed off.

Hermitage Road is currently closed off Credit: ITV News Central

DI Martin Slevin from Force CID who is leading the investigation said:

“The inquiry is in its early stages but police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths at this stage.”

Police have said they are not looking for anyone else at this stage Credit: ITV News Central

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Double murder investigation launched in Solihull

Police have confirmed the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in Solihull.

Officers were called out to a house in Hermitage Road at just after 5:15am this morning (Monday 7 July).

A double murder inquiry has been launched.

A man is currently being held in custody.

The road has been closed off while forensic investigators work at the scene.

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Driver on the run after going wrong way down M42

One man's been arrested, the other is still on the run
One man's been arrested, the other is still on the run Credit: ITV News Central

A suspected thief was so desperate to get away from traffic police overnight that he drove the wrong way down the A45 and M42 in Solihull.

Police first spotted the car at a petrol station on the Birmingham Road shortly before 12 yesterday evening and it was immediately linked to a burglary at a flat in the Holbrooks area of Coventry just minutes earlier, during which the residents were threatened at knifepoint.

The driver then turned off the car’s headlights as he performed a u-turn and began driving the wrong way along the hard shoulder.

The Police helicopter was then launched before the car crashed into a central reservation.

The driver and passenger escaped from the car but a 32 year old man has since been arrested, while the other man is still on the run.

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