Woman and man arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner found dead in home

A woman and a man have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a pensioner.

Paramedics were called to the home of a 72-year-old man in Stonehouse Road in Sutton Coldfield, overnight on Tuesday (December 10).

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a Birmingham hospital at around 3.45am today (Wednesday) - but later died.

A 21-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course.

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We are still exploring the circumstances surrounding this tragic death and I would appeal for anyone who was in the Stonehouse Road area of Sutton Coldfield or The Sutton Park Hotel pub last night (Tuesday 10 December) and heard or saw anything suspicious to come and speak to us.”

West Midlands Police, Detective Inspector Nick Barnes: