Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Third man held over couple's murder

Avtar and Carole Kolar were found dead at their house in Birmingham
Avtar and Carole Kolar were found dead at their house in Birmingham
Avtar Kolar and his sister Michelle Kirwan make a statement to the media at West Midlands Police Headquarters in Birmingham
Avtar Kolar and his sister Michelle Kirwan at a press conference at West Midlands Police Headquarters in Birmingham

Detectives investigating the brutal murder of a couple found dead in their home have arrested a third man.

West Midlands Police said the 37-year-old was arrested at a Birmingham address, on suspicion of murdering Avtar Kolar, 62, and his wife Carole, 58.

Two other men have been questioned over the double murder and released.

The couple, who had been married for 40 years, were found inside their home in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, by their policeman son Jason last Wednesday.

Post-mortem examinations revealed both died as a result of blunt-force trauma to the head, each sustaining a number of blows.

A police spokesman said forensic investigators remained at the property, while detectives and local neighbourhood officers continue to conduct local inquiries.

Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Jupp said: "Birmingham is rightly proud of its diverse community.

"Those communities can help us find out who has done this by coming forward with information at this crucial time.

"We are extremely encouraged by the response so far and the information being passed on to us. Please remember all information is treated in the strictest of confidence."

A 41-year-old man questioned at the weekend on suspicion of murder was released without charge. A 24-year-old man, also arrested on suspicion of murder, is on police bail in connection with the investigation.

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