Police in Appeal for Witnesses

West Midlands Police have launched an investigation into the suspicious death of a Birmingham man.

An investigation has been launched by West Midlands Police after a man died in the early hours of Friday morning.

The man, aged 58, was found injured in the bus stop near the junction of Barford Road and Dudley Road near City Hospital in Ladywood just after midnight.

He was taken to hospital but died a short while later. A forensic post mortem is to take place this afternoon.  The death is being treated as suspicious and a major investigation launched.

Detectives are keen to piece together the man’s last movements.

Det Supt Richard Baker, leading the investigation, said: “We have forensic experts at the scene, are trawling local CCTV and are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and seen something to come forward.

“This gentleman is well known locally and we want to find out what happened late last night. If you were in the area and have information that could help our enquiries we would ask you to come forward at your earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room – Operation LORIAN – at West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.