POLICE have launched an investigation after a Kingswinford man died during the early hours of this morning (July 21).

The 29-year-old man was found in distress and treated for a head injury by paramedics at the scene in Barnett Lane at around 4.20am.

He was taken to Russells Hall Hospital but was confirmed dead shortly after.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 4.48am to Barnett Lane, Kingswinford.

"An ambulance and paramedic officer arrived to find police performing CPR on a man in cardiac arrest.

"Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts and the man was conveyed on blue lights to Russells Hall Hospital where sadly he was confirmed dead a short time later."

Police have sealed off the road as enquires continue to try and establish what happened.

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Detective Inspector Hannah Whitehouse, from our homicide team, said: “A man has tragically died and it’s our duty to understand the circumstances of how this happened.

“Enquires are ongoing and as part of this we’re conducting a trawl of CCTV and speaking to potential witnesses.

“I’d ask anyone who knows anything or may have seen anything to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked call 101, quoting log number 483 of 21 July or contatc via live chat on their website.