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Missing music shop owner Tanveer Iqbal found dead in Birmingham car boot

Tanveer Iqbal Image copyright West Midlands Police handout
Image caption Tanveer Iqbal's body was found in his Renault Clio in Portland Road, Edgbaston, on Monday afternoon.

The body of a missing music shop owner has been found in the boot of his car parked in Birmingham.

Tanveer Iqbal's body was found in his Renault Clio in Portland Road, Edgbaston, on Monday afternoon.

The 33-year-old had not been seen since closing his Hi-Tech Music shop in Shireland Road, Smethwick, on Sunday evening and had been reported missing.

Police said his death is currently being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

Image caption Detectives are working round the clock to establish Tanveer Iqbal's movements. He was last seen leaving his shop in Smethwick on Sunday evening

Mr Iqbal was reported missing at midday on Monday.

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Portland Road was cordoned off between City Road and the Ridgeway and the car has been taken away for investigation.

Det Insp Paul Joyce said police are working "around the clock" to try to piece together Mr Iqbal's last movements.

Image caption Portland Road was cordoned off between City Road and the Ridgeway

"Portland Road is likely to remain closed until later today while my team continues to carry out an important forensic examination at the scene," he said.

"I am particularly keen to speak to any witnesses who may have seen Mr Iqbal between closing his shop in Smethwick on Sunday night and the time he was discovered at lunchtime on Monday."

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