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From West Midlands Police:

Police have cordoned off a property in Monmouth Road, Bartley Green after the body of a woman was found at a house this morning.

Officers went to the address just after 7am today (Monday 3 August) following a call from ambulance.

The body of a 36-year-old woman was found. She is not being named at this stage. A post mortem will take place at a later stage to establish the cause of death.

The house remains cordoned off while forensic enquiries take place.

A 51-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of murder.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines from Force CID said: “The investigation is in its early stages, however, it is believed the deceased and the man arrested were known to each other. If anyone has information please contact me at Force CID on 101.”

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