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A young man aged 20 has been discovered dead in the street, sparking a police investigation.
Officers were called by a member of the public, to a location behind George Avenue, Rowley Regis, in the West Midlands shortly after midnight to reports of a man's body being discovered.
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The 20-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
A cordon remains in place and house to house inquiries are continuing.
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Neighbours have reacted with shock to the death of the 20-year-old in an alleyway.
The man's body was found behind a row of houses mainly occupied by pensioners.
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Police knocked on doors at around 2am this morning as they made initial inquiries.
Michael Blakeway, 34, whose home is on the other side of the street, said: 'We're shocked. It's really normally quiet round here.. You ask yourself if it's somebody you know, as there are young families who live nearby.'
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Michael's dad Barry, 65, added: 'I didn't see anything. It's nearly all old folk round here in their 60s and 70s. The alley is a dead end by a car parking area, it leads to the back doors of the four houses, other than that there's not much reason for anyone to be there.'
Another pensioner, whose house backs onto the alley, said: 'The alley is not really used, it's a dead end.
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'Somebody did say there's a lot of smoking and taking drugs there, but I haven't seen anything. It's usually very quiet round here.
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