Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a taxi controller died days after being assaulted in Nechells.

Officers were called to Embassy Cars on Oliver Street on the evening of Friday 26th May following reports that a man had been assaulted and knocked unconscious.

The man, aged 37, was taken to hospital and continued to be treated until 4th June when he sadly died.

A murder investigation has been launched and officers continue to make enquiries.

Detective Inspector Paul Joyce, from the West Midlands Police Homicide Team, said: “No arrests have been made as yet but enquiries are moving at a swift pace and I am appealing to anyone who can help the investigation to get in touch.

“We are still trying to understand what happened but we are led to believe that a customer visited the taxi office in Nechells after being picked up earlier in the evening.

“There was some sort of disagreement and he became aggressive and assaulted the member of staff.

“We are liaising with the man’s family following their tragic loss and we are determined to find the man responsible as quickly as possible.

“We are also liaising with the taxi community to see if they can help supply us with information to identify the suspect.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 and ask to speak to the Homicide Team or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.