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Wheelchair-bound pensioner dies after burglary at his home in Birmingham

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A wheelchair-bound pensioner has died days after being assaulted during a burglary at his home.

The 69-year-old man suffered injuries to his face and body following the break-in at his flat in Kings Heath, Birmingham on 10 December.

He was taken to hospital following the raid – which happened at about 11.30pm – but he died on Sunday.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody, West Midlands Police said.

Police believe more than one person was involved in the attack and detectives are reviewing CCTV.

A post-mortem is due to take place on Tuesday.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from the force’s homicide team, said: “A man has tragically lost his life after being assaulted in his own home.

“We understand a mobile phone, bank cards and jewellery were taken but whatever their worth – there can be no price on that of a life.

“We believe those involved were known to the victim and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch as soon as possible.”

:: Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call DI Hines on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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