Birmingham & Black Country

Man arrested in Erdington murder inquiry

A murder investigation has started following the death of a 75-year-old woman who was assaulted in the Erdington area of Birmingham.

West Midlands Police were called to reports that a woman had been attacked at her home in Milverton Road at about 0930 BST.

She later died of her injuries in hospital.

A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detectives have recovered a weapon they believe was used in the attack.

They will not confirm what the item is or the nature of the injuries it inflicted, although shooting and stabbing has been ruled out.

Forensic investigators are at the house and neighbourhood policing teams are providing reassurance to the community.

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