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Police launch murder investigation after man attacked in Telford

A man was found unconscious and with serious injuries in Telford. Credit: PA

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was attacked in Telford.

Officers were called to Withywood Drive, Malinslee, on Monday 18th June after a man was in his 40s was found unconscious.

He was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Six people have now been arrested in connection, and remain in police custody.

There are increased police patrols in the area.

Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy, who is leading the murder investigation, said:

Our thoughts are with the family at this time and we offer them our deepest sympathy, we continue to have specially trained officers offering them support and will continue to do so throughout our investigation.

The local community will play a significant role in our enquiries and, while I am grateful for the people who have already come forward and spoken to us, this is now a murder investigation and it is vitally important anyone who has any information and has not yet spoken to us gets in contact."

– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy, West Mercia Police's Major Investigation Unit