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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a burnt-out car in Birmingham.

A member of the public reported a parked car on fire at Feltham Road, Erdington at 8.30pm on Tuesday.

A man is being held in custody after he was arrested in the area later that evening.

Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Det Insp Warren Hines from West Midlands Police's Criminal Investigation Department, said: "We are in the very early stages of what is likely to be a very complex investigation into an exceptionally unusual crime.

"Officers and staff from a range of departments across the force are working hard to establish what has happened, but I am asking that anyone with information which may help gets in touch as a matter of urgency."