Police in Dudley have launched a murder inquiry after a man died today, following serious injuries in Sedgley.
The 23 year old local man, was discovered in an alleyway in Springfield Grove at 3:20am this morning. He had suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital, where he died.
He has been named as Shane Watson aged 23 from Sedgley.
Detectives investigating the death have sealed off the area while forensic examinations of the scene take place. Local officers are also carrying out house to house enquiries and reassurance patrols.
"Officers are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious or anyone who was in the area in the early hours of this morning to contact us as soon as possible."
A post mortem will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Force CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111
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