Birmingham & Black Country

Burned body find in Alum Rock: Inquiries continue

A man was seen buying petrol and walking into an alley before the discovery of a badly burned body.

The body was found in the alley off Gowan Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham, shortly after 09:30 GMT on Monday.

The death is being treated as "unexplained" but early inquiries revealed a lone man was seen buying petrol from a local station before walking into the alleyway, police said.

A post-mortem examination has failed to establish an official cause of death.

It means more tests will be conducted, a police spokesman said.

Anyone with any details that would help the investigation is urged to call West Midlands Police.

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