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Detectives have launched a murder enquiry after a pensioner died days after being assaulted in his own home in Kings Heath.

The 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man suffered injuries to his face and body following a burglary at a flat in Grove Road at around 11.30pm on 10 December.

He was taken to hospital with injuries consistent with being assaulted but sadly died yesterday (16/12).

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody for questioning.

CCTV has been seized and officers believe more than one offender was involved in the attack. Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

A post-mortem is due to take place tomorrow (18/12).

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from the force’s homicide team, said: “A man has tragically lost his life after being assaulted in his own home.

“We understand a mobile phone, bank cards and jewellery were taken but whatever their worth – there can be no price on that of a life.

“We believe those involved were known to the victim and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website between 8am to midnight, call DI Hines on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.