Family member finds young man, 26, battered to death with horrific head injuries in his house as cops hunt his killers

DETECTIVES have launched a murder investigation after a young man was found battered to death in his home.

The 26-year-old victim was found with horrific head injuries at the property in Olton, near Solihull, West Mids.

The man, who has not been named, was discovered by a family member on Monday evening.

Officers from West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation, with cops trawling CCTV to hunt his killers.

A post-mortem examination is set to take place on Wednesday to determine exactly how the man died.

Chief Superintendent Ian Parnell, from Solihull Police, said: “It’s heart-breaking to hear of the loss of such a young man. I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to his loved ones at this shocking and very sad time.  

“I understand the pain and concern tragedies like this cause the wider community. We’ve increased patrols in the area, please do speak to us if you have any issues.

“We’re doing all we can to find those responsible, I’d encourage anyone who may know what happened to contact us as soon as they can.”

Emergency services were called to the man’s home in Scott Road just before 6.30pm.

He was found with multiple head injuries and declared dead at the scene.

Forensic teams were still scouring the scene for vital clues as detectives continued to look for evidence.

Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from West Midlands Police’s homicide team, said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who sadly lost his life yesterday.

“Our investigation continues today at pace as we strive to understand more about what happened yesterday.

“I’d like to thank everyone we’ve already spoken to, you’ve been extremely helpful and we’ve recovered lots of CCTV which we’re working through.

“I’d urge anyone who may have information, but not yet contacted us to get in touch.”

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