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Teenage boy bailed over Smethwick woman's murder

Police in Cheshire Road, Smethwick
Image caption The boy was arrested in the area around Cheshire Road on Thursday

A 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in the street in the West Midlands has been released on bail.

The 48-year-old woman, who has not been named, was found dead in Cheshire Road in Smethwick at 23:50 BST on Wednesday.

The teenager was arrested at an address in the area at about 16:00 on Thursday.

A police spokeswoman said a post-mortem examination into how the woman died had been carried out but the results had not yet been released.

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