Man Found Dead in Car Park


Detectives Investigate The Sri Lankan Man’s Final Movements

A Sri Lankan national was found collapsed in a Birmingham car park after having travelled from London via coach the night before.

The 39-year-old man was found in the car park on Bordesley Street by a security guard.

Despite emergency services coming to his aid, he was unable to be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective, who initially had treated the death as unremarkable, are now investigating the death and are trying to put together the final movements of the man.

Detective Sergeant Mick Perkins, from the West Midlands Police Homicide Team of Force CID, said: “Initially the man’s death was treated as natural causes, but a post mortem examination suggested otherwise and a full inquiry has now been launched.

“We now know that the man had multiple injuries to his chest and pelvis but how he came by these injuries remains a mystery.

“The man got off a coach at the city’s main coach station in Digbeth and walked towards Bordesley Street at around 10.15pm on Friday 27 February.

“We need to speak to anyone who may have seen him on this journey and can help us piece together his last movements or saw him in or near the Bordesley Street car park that night.

“We also need to understand why he came to Birmingham so I’d urge anyone with information to call me.”

The man had been residing in London’s Southall area before travelling to the West Midlands and the reason behind his journey remain unknown.

Police have informed his family in Sri Lanka but were unsuccessful in locating any relatives living in the UK.

The man, described as being approximately 5ft 9in in height, of slim build, with a dark beard and clad in a black coat and blue jeans, was found at 9.15am on February 28.

If you have any information please contact Detective Sergeant Mick Perkins on the Homicide Team at Harborne Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


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