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Stourbridge murder: Police name 59-year-old victim

The scene where Mr Tompkin's body was found Credit: ITV News Central

Police investigating the death of a 59-year-old man in Stourbridge have named him as Paul Tompkins from Forge Road.

Mr Tompkins was found at his flat on New Year’s Day, just after 7pm. A post mortem revealed he died from wounds consistent with stab injuries.

Daniel Jones, aged 33 from Forge Road is due to appear before Dudley Magistrates Court today (Monday 4 January) charged with murder.

Man charged with murder after body found in Stourbridge flat

The scene in Stourbridge Credit: ITV News Central

A man has been charged with murder after the body of a man was found in a flat in Stourbridge on New Year’s Day.

Unemployed Daniel Jones, aged 33 from Forge Road, will appear before Dudley magistrates today (Monday 4 January) after being arrested from his home address on New Years Day.

Police were called to the flat just after 7pm by a concerned neighbour. Officers forced the door open but nothing could be done to save the 59-year-old who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives continue to appeal for information to help them determine the circumstances surrounding the man’s death and are asking anyone who can assist the investigation to call them on 101.

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The body was found at this flat on New Year's Day Credit: ITV News Central

The body of a 59-year-old man was found at the property in Forge Road on New Year's Day, at about 7.05pm after police were called by a concerned neighbour.

A 33-year-old man was arrested from another address on the same street later that evening.

More: Pictures of scene where body found in Stourbridge

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder over Stourbridge death

A 59-year-old man was found at a Stourbridge flat Credit: ITV News Central

Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a 59-year-old man was found dead at a Stourbridge flat last night.

Officers were called to the flat in Forge Road at around 7.05pm yesterday by a concerned neighbour.

Police forced the door open and found the man with injuries but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation was immediately launched and a 33-year-old man was arrested from another address in Forge Road later in the evening. He remains in police custody today.

We are still in the early stages of piecing together exactly what happened and would ask anyone with information to come forward and contact us.

At this stage it appears the offence has happened inside the flat and a forensic post mortem examination will take place in due course.

– Detective Inspector Martin Slevin, from Force CID
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