Woman in custody after pensioner found dead at Brum home

West Mids murder investigators are flat out after a pensioner was found dead at an address in Brum.

Response units were sent out to Merlin Walk, Castle Vale, just after one in the morning.

A 60-year-old man was found inside a house and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem will take place in due course, confirm West Mids Police.

A 52-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody for questioning.

A cordon is currently in place in Merlin Walk while enquiries are carried out.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, from the force’s homicide team, said:

“A man has sadly lost his life and we’re working to establish exactly what happened in the early hours of this morning.

“We’re carrying out house to house enquiries in the area but would urge anyone with information which can assist our investigation to come forward.”

Detectives can be contacted via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 190 of 20/10/19.

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