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Five held after man dies of serious injuries in Smethwick

A man found with serious injuries in a city street has died.

He was found collapsed in Brook Street, Smethwick in the early hours of Thursday, West Midlands Police said.

The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was taken to hospital where he later died.

A murder investigation is under way and five people have been arrested in connection with the man's death, police said.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.

Brook Street remains closed between Crocketts Lane and Victoria Park Road while forensic investigation takes place.

Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries in the area.

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