Police charge suspect after Oldbury death

Police have charged a man with murder after another man, who was discovered with serious injuries in Oldbury died.

Officers found Simon West with head injuries after being assaulted in Wolverhampton Road at around 5:40pm on Saturday 10th December.
The 51-year-old was taken to hospital in a serious condition and sadly died on Wednesday evening. 
Arslan Farooq has since been charged with murder and dangerous driving and appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court this week. 
The 24-year-old, from Erdington, was remanded into custody to appear before the city's Crown Court next Tuesday. A firce spokesperson said:
“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of Mr West and we'll have specialist officers supporting them at this devastating time.”
In a tribute his family said: "Simon was a loving and caring father, brother, son, partner and recently Grandfather. He was loved by everybody he met and will be deeply missed.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Midlands Police homicide team via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, quoting log 2958 of 10 December.


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