West Midlands Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man found badly beaten at an address in Birmingham died from his injuries.
Officers were called to a house in Mansel Road, Small Heath – a multi-occupancy property made up of several bedsits – at 7.10pm following reports of a disorder.
A man was found unconscious inside the address and was pronounced dead at the scene, just before 8.45pm.
Detective chief inspector Edward Foster said: “Clearly we are at an early stage of the enquiry but we understand there was a fight inside the address that has led to a man suffering fatal injuries.
“We have identified some significant witnesses and are conducting quick-time enquiries – but we are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and heard a disturbance or perhaps someone running from the scene.”
Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 quoting log number 2151 30/1.