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'Mystery' injuries spark Birmingham death probe

Image of man released by police Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption An image of the man has been released

A man who died in a Birmingham car park had suffered multiple injuries to his chest and pelvis, police said.

The 39-year-old from Sri Lanka was found in Bordesley Street car park on 28 February after arriving in Digbeth coach station the night before.

Det Sgt Mick Perkins said it was initially thought he had died from natural causes, but a post-mortem examination "suggested otherwise".

Police have begun an inquiry and are trying to trace his last movements.

Det Sgt Perkins said: "We now know that the man had multiple injuries to his chest and pelvis but how he came by these injuries remains a mystery."

The man walked to Bordesley Street at about 22:15 GMT on 27 February after arriving at Birmingham's main coach station from London.

He had been living in Southall, west London, before travelling to the Midlands.

"The purpose of his journey is unknown and police have failed to locate any relatives living in the UK although family in Sri Lanka have been informed," the officer added.

The man was about 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build, with a dark beard and was dressed in a black coat and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers.

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