Murder investigation launched as woman in 40s found dead

Police at the crime scene in Bordesley Green, Birmingham last night (Pictures: SnapperSK)
Police at the crime scene in Bordesley Green, Birmingham last night (Pictures: SnapperSK)

A murder investigation has been launched over the death of a woman found with ‘significant injuries’.

The victim, in her 40s, who has not yet been named, is understood to have suffered fatal stab wounds.

She was discovered on the pavement in Bordesley Green, in the suburbs of Birmingham, around 7pm last night.

Detectives have yet to make an arrest and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Forensic teams remain at the scene in North Holme, off Garrison Lane.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from West Midlands Police homicide unit said: ‘Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this really sad time.

‘They are now being supported by specialist officers as they come to terms with what has happened.

‘Our investigations are in the early stages, and a scene is currently being held around Garrison Lane as we continue to forensically examine the area.

Garrison Lane, Bordesley Green, Birmingham. 29th January 2021: West Midlands Police's homcide team are investigating after a woman found found with serious injuries in a residential area of Birmingham on Friday night, near to the Birmingham City football ground. Credit: Ryan Underwood
West Midlands Police has launched a murder investigation (Picture: Ryan Underwood)

‘So we thank members of the public for their patience.

‘We know this is a busy area and we are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV, or anyone who witnessed anything, to contact us.’

Increased patrols will be deployed in the local community in the wake of the tragedy.

Inspector Harjit Ubhi from Birmingham West station said: ‘This is truly a tragic incident and my heart goes out to the woman’s family.

‘We know this will be a huge shock to neighbours and the local community.

‘There will be an increase in police presence around the area to offer reassurance to people with concerns.’

Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat or by calling 101, quoting log 3492 of 28/01/22.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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