Man found dead with stab wound in crashed car


Man found dead with stab wound in crashed car

Roads were shut and pavements cordoned off as police locked down the area (Picture: Ryan Underwood)

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with stab wounds in a crashed car.

The vehicle was spotted driving ‘erratically’ before impact, detectives say.

Officers had initially been called to reports of a car crash in Metchley Lane, Birmingham, at 3pm yesterday.

Paramedics had rushed to the scene to treat the man, but he was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Roads were shut and pavements cordoned off as police locked down the area yesterday.

Officers have now appealed for the public for information that could aid their investigation.

They are looking to trace a man who was seen running away from the crashed car.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Police said: ‘Officers attended and found the man being treated by paramedics but sadly despite their efforts he was later pronounced dead at hospital.

The man was found stabbed to death after police responded to a crash (Picture: Ryan Underwood)

Roads were cordoned off following the find (Picture: Joseph Walshe/SWNS)

Detectives are on the look out for information on anyone who saw a silver car being driven ‘erratically’ (Picture: Joseph Walshe/SWNS)

‘Roads in the area are cordoned off as enquiries get underway to establish exactly what happened.

‘We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the car, which was silver, driving erratically from the direction of Harborne Lane prior to the crash.

‘We’re also keen to trace a man seen running from the car, as he may have vital information to hep the investigation.’

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch, quoting log 2423 of 22 September.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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