Man, 71, dies in street fight as three people arrested over his ‘murder’ in Birmingham

A 71-YEAR-OLD man has died after a street fight in Birmingham as three people are arrested on suspicion of murder.

Cops have detained two men and a woman after the tragedy in Bartley Green on Sunday afternoon.


Emergency services were called to reports of a fight near St Gabriel's Church shortly after 12.30pm.

Cops arrived to find the pensioner in cardiac arrest and began first aid until paramedics took over – but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, while another man, aged 31, and a woman, aged 36, were detained on suspicion of murder and affray.

All three remain in custody being quizzed by detectives while investigations continue into the man's death.

Detective Inspector Ranjit Sangha said: "We've a team of detectives working hard to understand what happened yesterday.

"That includes who was involved, what roles they played and why they were fighting.

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"We know there was a fight and passersby seem to have tried to calm the situation down.

"If you were one of those people and haven't yet spoken to us, please get in touch.

"As always, please also check your CCTV, doorbell footage and dashcam footage."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said paramedics were called to Marston Road.

They said: "On arrival we discovered one patient, a man who was in a critical condition.

"Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite their best efforts it became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, via Live Chat or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 20/120831/22.

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