Murder investigation launched after Jagdev dies weeks after attack


BIRMINGHAM: We’ve launched a murder investigation after a man found with serious head injuries in a Smethwick alleyway has now died.

Jagdev Lally was rushed to hospital after a passer-by found him collapsed off the High Street on 14 April.

West Midlands Police has reported that the 38-year-old, of no fixed address, had suffered significant head and facial injuries consistent with being attacked and sadly died on Friday (1 May). 

Jagdev Lally

Ashley Pace was previously charged with wounding and the 34-year-old, also of no fixed address, was remanded in custody to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on 25 May. This charge is now being reviewed.

Detective Inspector Jackie Nicholson said: “Mr Lally was sadly unable to survive his injuries and this is now a murder investigation. “He was discovered near the Tollgate Shopping Centre at around 9am on 14 April, and we’re still keen to hear from anyone who was in and around the area earlier that morning and may have information which can help us.”

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