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M54 body: Three arrests on suspicion of Oldbury murder


Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder, more than two years after a man’s remains were found by the side of a motorway.Surjit Takhar, 37, from Oldbury went missing in 2008. His remains were found seven years later near the M54 in Telford, Shropshire. Two men aged, 50 and 47, and a 48-year-old woman, all from Handsworth, have been arrested and remain in custody.West Midlands Police say it is a “significant development”. Midlands Live: Large cannabis haul found; mystery of playground’s chewed swingsOfficers are carrying out searches at properties in Handsworth and Telford, as part of the continuing investigation.Detective Inspector Jim Munro, from the force’s homicide team, said: “This is a significant development in this murder enquiry. “We are determined to get the bottom of how Surjit met his fate.”Mr Takhar was reported missing from his home by his family. Maintenance workers found his remains at the bottom of an embankment next to the slip road of junction 4 of the M54 on 20 August 2015.
Source: BBC Black Country