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Police guard double murder suspect

A man remains under police guard in hospital after being arrested on suspicion of murdering a husband and wife at a house in a Solihull street.

West Midlands Police continue their investigation into the double murder that took place on Hermitage Road in Solihull.
West Midlands Police continue their investigation into the double murder that took place on Hermitage Road in Solihull.

A man remains under police guard in hospital after being arrested on suspicion of murdering a husband and wife at a house in a Solihull street.

The bodies of Pin Chang, 58 and wife Quoi, 50, were discovered at their family home in Hermitage Road in the early hours of Monday morning.

A 23-year-old relative of the victims was also found at the scene with ‘serious injuries’ and was arrested.

Police rushed to the scene after being alerted at 5.20am on Monday.

The road remained closed most of the day while extensive forensic tests took place.

Detective Inspector Martin Slevin, who is leading the double murder inquiry, said: “This a serious and devastating incident which has led to the deaths of a man and woman, and a young man continues to receive treatment.

“All three people are known to one another and at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

“Forensic experts continue to work at the scene in order to work out exactly what happened. If anyone has information to help our inquiry but is yet to speak to police they are urged to come forward as soon as they can.”

Residents were stunned at the killings at the semi-detached property on the normally quiet road.

One neighbour said: “The mother was a very quiet woman. I believe there were two sons and a daughter who lived there. You hardly ever saw their father either.”

Theo Sotiriou, 35, who runs Theo’s Food opposite Hermitage Road, said: “One of the family members used to come in the shop quite regularly. I’m shocked and saddened to hear what has happened. It makes you feel like we are living in an unsafe area.’’

Julian Knight, prospective Conservative MP for Solihull, said: “This road has a lot of elderly residents living here and it is quite a close community. There is also the new estate opposite where a lot of young families live.

“For something like this to happen, where two bodies have been found, is deeply shocking and distressing and we will do all we can now to co-operate with police and help them with their inquires.”

Resident Ann Hayer said: “I have lived here for ten years and you just don’t expect anything like this to happen. It is a good neighbourhood.”

* Anyone with information can call Force CID by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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