POLICE investigating the death of a 22-year-old local woman in Northfield this morning (Tuesday 7 August) have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Earlier, police issued a photograph of Junior Saleem Oakes, who they wanted to speak to in connection to the incident.

The man was found in the garden of a house on Allens Farm Road, Northfield just after 6pm, just around the corner from where the incident happened this morning.

He has now been taken to a police station in the West Midlands.

Image courtesy of Birmingham Mail

Officers thank the community for their active support as the investigation progressed throughout the day.

Despite the latest development, Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones from Force CID who is leading the investigation renewed his appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police to come forward.

“We urge anyone who witnessed the incident to call the incident room.”

Dimsdale Road, Hoggs Lane and Norrington Road remains closed this evening and are not expected to open for some time.

Patrols in the area have been increased to reassure concerned members of the public.

The woman has not been formally identified and a forensic post mortem examination will be conducted tomorrow.

Specialist liaison officers from West Midlands Police continue to support her family during this traumatic time.

Anyone with information to help the police inquiry should call Force CID in Birmingham by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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