Man’s body found stuffed in recycling plant freezer with murder probe launched

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A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of an elderly man was found stuffed inside a freezer.

Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a man after a body was discovered at a recycling unit on Friday, 21st August.

The freezer was transported to a waste management centre in Colliery Lane, Exhall, from a flat clearance by a housing association in Birmingham.

Staff at the plant opened the freezer and discovered the body of an elderly man, and alerted police.

West Midlands Police confirmed a man, who is believed to have been known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody.

It is unclear at this stage how the man died, but a post-mortem examination is due to take place on Wednesday.

In a statement, a West Midlands Police spokesman said: " We’ve launched a murder investigation after a body was found at a recycling unit in Warwickshire on Friday 21 August.

"We were made aware that a freezer – transported to a waste management centre in Colliery Lane, Exhall – had been opened and the body of an elderly man had been discovered.

"The freezer had been moved from a flat clearance by a housing association in Birmingham.

"A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow (Wed) which will help identify the man."

Police are appealing for anyone who may have any relevant information to contact the force via Live Chat 8am-midnight or call 101 anytime.

They added: " Today (Tues) a 50-year-old man, who is believed to have been known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody in Derby.

"Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat 8am – midnight or call 101 anytime.

"Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log 2654 of 21 August."

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