The murder investigation was launched after a pensioner (71) died after a “street fight in front of the church” when police arrested two men, 47 and 31 and a woman, 36
- West Midlands police said the 71-year-old man suffered a fatal cardiac arrest yesterday
- Witnesses reported a skirmish near a church in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham
- Three people are interrogated due to the death of a man – two men and a woman
The murder investigation was launched after the OAP died after a street fight in front of Birmingham Church.
Two men, aged 47 and 31, and a woman (36) were questioned on suspicion of murder after an elderly man died in a brawl.
A 71-year-old man is thought to have collapsed when a farce broke out in the Bartley Green area of the city yesterday.
West Midlands police detectives were putting together events today in an effort to understand how the retiree came to a mortal cardiac arrest.
The murder investigation began after the OAP died after a Sunday street brawl in front of Birmingham Church. Pictured: Emergency services at the Bartle Green event site
The 31-year-old man and woman were also questioned on suspicion of a brawl. A 36-year-old woman was also arrested. All three remain in custody.
Rescue services were called in shortly after 12:30 to report people fighting on Shenley Lane.
The medics did their best to revive the sacrifice that was in front of the church of St. Gabriel, but was pronounced dead on the spot. His family was informed.
Detective Inspector Ranjit Sangha of Force CID said: “We have a team of detectives working hard to understand what happened yesterday.
“It includes who was involved, what roles they played and why they fought.
“We know that there was a fight and it seems that passers-by were trying to calm the situation. If you were one of these people and you haven’t spoken to us yet, contact us.
Two men and one woman were arrested when police launched a homicide investigation. Pictured: scene
“As always, please also check the camera system, the bell recording and the on-board camera recording.”
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: Yesterday at 12:37 we were called to report an emergency on Marston Road. Two ambulances, a paramedic and a West Midlands care team, were sent to the scene.
“On arrival, we found a patient, a man who was in critical condition.
“Rescue workers immediately began to provide advanced life support, but unfortunately, despite their best efforts, it turned out that nothing could be done to save the man, and he was confirmed on the spot by death.”
Contact the police at 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with the investigation number 20/120831/22.