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Police investigating the death of a 54-year-old man, are appealing for witnesses after it was revealed he may have been assaulted a day earlier.
The man, who has not been named at this stage, was found dead at his home address in Dudhill Grove, Bartley Green around 8am on Sunday morning (November 2).
A forensic post mortem will take place later today to establish the cause of death.
However, police believe the man had been assaulted the day before as he walked home from an evening out with his partner.
The assault took place between midnight and 2am Saturday 1 November in Long Nuke Road, Bartley Green. Three black men aged in their late teens/early twenties ran up to him and struck him in his face and head, before running off towards Roundlea Road and Woodcock Lane.
DI Martin Slevin from Force CID said: “The assault is believed to have taken place near to parkland in Long Nuke Road. It is not known at this stage how the man died, the death is being treated as unexplained, but I am keen to hear from anyone who saw a man walking with a woman along Long Nuke Road in the early hours of Saturday 1 November to contact me.”
“Investigations are on-going, but anyone who has information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Police are today continuing with forensic examination in the area and reassurance patrols by local officers are taking place in the Bartley Green area are on-going.