Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings have had a request for legal aid granted just days before inquest proceedings into the 1974 terror attacks are due to get under way.
Man Arrested After Two Found Dead in Solihull
A double murder inquiry has been launched after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at a house earlier today.
West Midlands Police said officers had arrested a man following the deaths at a property in Solihull.
Police were called to reports of an attack inside the house on Hermitage Road at 5.15 this morning and the scene has been sealed off for forensic inquiries to be carried out.
Detective Inspector Martin Slevin, who is leading the investigation, said "The inquiry is in its early stages but police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths at this stage."
A 23 year-old man is under arrest, being held on suspicion of murder.
Neighbours of the people found dead, a 58-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, said the area was normally quiet and crime-free.
Speaking after police widened the cordon placed around the house, one resident said: "It's shocking to see so many police cars and vans and be told two people have died."
"All we've heard is that there's been a murder and that someone has been arrested."
A drug dealer from Birmingham who went on the run almost a decade's been jailed for more than 4 and a half years.
Kenichi Philips was shot dead as he sat in a parked car in Ladywood in March.
Jamaican born Douane Brown will spend at least 21 years in jail for the killing.
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