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Baljit Singh: Murder probe begins after basement death

Baljit Singh Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Baljit Singh was last seen on 23 December

Two people are being questioned over the murder of a man whose body was found in a basement.

Baljit Singh, 50, from Meadow Road in Harborne, Birmingham, was last seen on 23 December when he left his home to collect a birthday cake for his son.

At 09:00 GMT officers found his body in the basement of an address in Beeches Road, Sandwell, in the Black Country.

West Midlands Police said a 32-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were being questioned.

They said the pair were arrested at about 16:30 GMT on Wednesday in connection with Mr Singh's disappearance.

Det Insp Warren Hines, said: "We believe Mr Singh disappeared from Smethwick High Street in early to mid-afternoon on the 23 December - and that he'd had a drink in the Red Cow pub there, before leaving in his grey, 58-plate Range Rover."

Two other people arrested on suspicion of car theft - a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman from Kingswinford - have both been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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