Murder enquiry launched after elderly man assaulted in his Kings Heath home dies

Written by on December 17, 2018

A MURDER probe has been launched after a pensioner died, just days after being assaulted in his Kings Heath home.


The 69-year-old man, who was wheelchair-bound, suffered injuries to his face and body following the attack in Grove Road around 11.30pm last Monday, December 10.


He was taken to hospital with injuries consistent with being assaulted but sadly died yesterday.


An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody for questioning.


CCTV has been seized and officers believe more than one person was involved in the attack.


They are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


Det Insp Warren Hines from the force’s homicide team said: “A man has tragically lost his life after being assaulted in his own home.


“We understand a mobile phone, bank cards and jewellery were taken but whatever their worth – there can be no price on that of a life.


“We believe those involved were known to the victim and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch as soon as possible.”


A post mortem is due to take place tomorrow (Tuesday).


Any witnesses or anyone with any information on the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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