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Man dies after 'being bundled in car' in Erdington

Police at the scene
Image caption Police were called to The Gardens at about 20:50 BST on Friday

A man has died in a suspected hit-and run, minutes after being reportedly bundled into a car in Birmingham.

The 19-year-old was with a 22-year-old man in Erdington, Birmingham, on Friday night when he was put in the car amid an outbreak of disorder, police said.

Soon after, police were called to nearby Hunton Road, where a dead man was found. They believe he was the man forced into the car.

The 22-year-old was not seriously injured.

Officers were initially called to reports of disorder between two groups of men in The Gardens at about 20:50 BST. They were then called to Hunton Road about five minutes later, a West Midlands Police spokesman said.

Image caption A member of the public contacted police about an outbreak of disorder in The Gardens

Det Insp Warren Hines, from West Midlands Police, said: "It appears there is two people on one side of whatever's gone on and another group of males on the other side of what's gone."

He said one of a possible two vehicles involved in the incident had been recovered - a blue Mercedes, believed to have been rented by the brother of victim.

But he appealed for anyone who saw a silver VW Passat in either area at the time to contact the force.

Image caption The body was found in Hunton Road

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