Murder enquiry launched after fatal attack at taxi rank outside pub in Birmingham

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West Midlands Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man suffered fatal head injuries during an altercation outside a pub in Sedgley last night (Saturday 15 August).

According to reports, the incident took place by the taxi rank next to the pub.

Officers were called to reports of a fight at The Clifton pub in Bull Ring at just before midnight.

Sadly despite the efforts of emergency crews the 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers as police enquiries continue today.

A forensic search is being carried out at the scene and officers are reviewing CCTV from the area.

Officers from the force have spoken with a number of witnesses but are urging anyone who may have information to get in contact. Det Insp Laura Harrison, of Force CID, said: "Our thoughts are with the family of this young man who has sadly lost his life.

“We are in the early stages of our investigations but we understand he may have tried to intervene in a fight when he was fatally injured.

"I believe the community of Sedgley will respond as we appeal for anyone we have not yet spoken with and who may information about what happened last night to get in touch with us."

Dudley Neighbourhood Commander, Jason Anderson, said: "Neighbourhood officers from Dudley will be patrolling the area over the coming days to provide reassurance and visibility to our communities who will have been affected by this incident."

Contact the police via Live Chat at or by calling 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20DY/194445N/20.

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