Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham murders: Second man arrested

Avtar and Carole Kolar
Image caption Avtar and Carole Kolar were found dead at their home

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a couple in Birmingham.

The 41-year old is being questioned over the murder of Carole, 58, and Avtar Kolar, 62, who were found dead at their home in Handsworth Wood.

Post-mortem tests confirmed the couple died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and that both had been struck a number of times.

A 24-year-old man arrested on Friday has now been released on bail.

The couple's bodies were discovered on Wednesday by their son, Jason, a serving police officer.

'Unbearable pain'

West Midlands Police vowed to work "around the clock" to find the killer with more than 60 officers working on the case.

Det Supt Richard Baker, who is leading the investigation team, has described it as "a horrendous attack".

Image caption Outside the house is a floral tribute with messages from the couple's children

Crimestoppers said the double murder was a "vile crime" and has put up a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

The couple had four children and eight grandchildren.

Four note cards and three heart-shaped balloons were attached to a floral tribute on a patch of grass close to the house.

One message read: "Mom, why? No life will ever be the same without you.

"We adore you and miss you so much, the pain is unbearable. Love always, your children."

Another said: "Dad, why? Our life has stopped, it will never be the same. We miss you so much, the pain in our hearts will never ease. Love always, your children."

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