Birmingham & Black Country

Handsworth 'suspicious' hostel death investigated

A "suspicious" death at a hostel in Birmingham is being investigated by police.

West Midlands Police said they were called to the hostel in Soho Road, Handsworth, at about 15:30 GMT after the body of a man was found in a room.

The man is yet to be identified but is thought to be in his 40s, police said.

Supt Sean Russell said: "The cause of the man's death is not known but, as a precaution, we are treating this as suspicious."

The building, Piers Road and an adjacent alleyway were all cordoned off while officers examined the scene.

Police said they were carrying our house to house enquires in the area.

A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course, police said.

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