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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.

Extra 36 hours for police to question murder suspect

Detectives have been given an extra 36 hours to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder, after a body was found in a flat in Stourbridge.

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


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

Pedestrian dies after collision in Stourbridge

A 66-year-old pedestrian died after a collision with a car on Brettell Lane in Stourbridge on Sunday night.

He was treated by paramedics, however, he died a short time later.

The pedestrian died soon after the collision. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Officers were called to High Street Amblecote at the junction of Brettell Lane at around 6.50pm following reports that a car had hit a man and had driven away from the scene.

A 25-year-old man, who was the driver of a red Vauxhall Corsa that collided with the man, was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving. He was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

And now officers want to speak to another driver who may be able to help them with their enquiries.

The road was very busy last night and we are appealing to the driver of a black 4x4 who was in the area at the time of the collision to come forward.

The driver would have been turning into Brettell Lane from High Street, Amblecote at around the time of the collision. The 4 x 4 driver did stop initially at the scene but left a short time later. We are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who lost his life and specialist officers continue to liaise with them.

– Sergeant Alan Wood, Collision Investigation Unit, West Midlands Police
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