Six youths in custody after death of 53-year-old man in Redditch

Six young people have been taken into custody after a 53-year-old man died following an incident outside a supermarket in Redditch, it was reported late on Tuesday night.

West Mercia Police reported that around 7.20pm yesterday (Tuesday) officers received a report of a man having been injured outside an Asda store on Jinnah Road.

It said officers and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended and, despite their best efforts, the man from Redditch, to the south of Birmingham, died. The force said that officers are currently supporting the man’s family “at this difficult time”.



Police at the scene at Asda in Redditch

It added: “Following a search of the area, six young men have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody. Officers remain at the scene and inquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone who was in the area of ​​Asda around the time of the incident and saw anything that could help officers is asked to please call 101 or visit https://www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ .

“Alternatively, if you have information but do not feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. It is 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they can not trace your call or IP address. You can contact them at https://orlo.uk/gVMLj or 0800 555111. ”

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