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Police arrest 11 people after body found in garden shed

NewsBy Karl Doyle
Police arrest 11 people after body found in garden shed

Police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in a shed in England.

The man has not yet been formally identified, but is believed to be a 34-year-old from the Yardley area of Birmingham who went missing on Thursday lunchtime.

His body was found in a shed at a house in Carlton Road, Bordesley Green, at around 11.30pm yesterday.

Five men aged 45, 33, 28, 24 and 23, four women aged 50, 41, 25 and 19, and two 15-year-old boys are being questioned.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines said: "We are currently treating his death as suspicious and we took swift action to arrest 11 people at the scene - who we believe were known to the man - on suspicion of his murder," he said.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time as we enter the very early stages of a murder inquiry."

A white Toyota Yaris was found about a mile away in Adderley Road on Friday.

A post-mortem examination of the victim's body will be held later.