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A BODY has been found in a car boot near Eng­land’s cricket ground in Edg­bas­ton, Birm­ing­ham.

Po­lice are treat­ing the death as sus­pi­cious and in­ves­ti­gat­ing the find, made on Mon­day.

Lo­cal man Tan­veer Iqbal had been re­ported miss­ing af­ter not be­ing seen since clos­ing his shop, Hi-Tech Mu­sic in Smeth­wick, on Sun­day evening.

The 33-year-old’s body was found in the boot of his Re­nault Clio on Port­land Road.

Foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tions are tak­ing place amid on­go­ing en­quiries.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Paul Joyce, lead­ing the in­quiry, said: “We’re work­ing around the clock to try and piece to­gether events lead­ing up to this man’s death.

“Port­land Road is likely to re­main closed while my team car­ries out an ex­am­i­na­tion of the scene.

“If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion which they think may as­sist me with this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, I would urge them to get in touch as soon as they can.

“I am par­tic­u­larly keen to speak to any wit­nesses who may have seen Mr Iqbal be­tween clos­ing his shop in Smeth­wick on Sun­day night and the time he was dis­cov­ered at lunchtime on Mon­day.”

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