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Two in custody as man dies five days after 'targeted attack'

By Jordan Reynolds | Oldbury | Crime | Published:

A man has died five days after being injured in what police believe was a targeted attack in the Black Country.

Amjad Khan

Amjad Khan died in hospital on Thursday after being found with serious head injuries in Oldbury in the early hours of the Saturday before.

The 32-year-old from Handsworth was discovered when police were called to a property in Yardley Close, Bristnall Fields, shortly before 1am on June 8.

Two men were arrested at the scene and charged with attempted murder.

Derek Brennan, aged 31 and from the Smethwick area, and Daman Sehra, 22 and of no fixed address, were charged and remanded in custody until their next court appearance.

The two suspects have not been charged with any other offences since Mr Khan's death and police are now appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Gill Davenport, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “We are treating this as a targeted attack and are working tirelessly to understand the motive and circumstances surrounding it.

“While we have arrested and charged two people in connection with this attack, I’d still like to hear from anyone who has information relating to this or was in the vicinity of Yardley Close between midnight and 1am on June 8 to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime, quoting crime reference 20SW/135238B/19.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously 0800 555 111.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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