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Boy of 13 due in court over murder

A 13-year-old boy will appear in court charged with the murder of a woman found dead in the street.

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is set to appear at Sandwell Youth Court this morning.

Glynis Bensley was pronounced dead in Cheshire Road, Smethwick, on September 3 and a post-mortem examination found the 47-year-old died of a head injury.

A 14-year-old boy arrested a day after the discovery has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

West Midlands Police are still appealing for more information over the death.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Ridding, who is leading the murder inquiry, said: "We are working through all of the information we have received to date to determine Glynis' last movements and what led to her tragic death.

"Our thoughts remain with Glynis' family and friends who are obviously devastated by what has happened and specially trained officers are working with them at this time.

"We continue to appeal to anyone who was in the Cheshire Road area last Wednesday night to contact us on either 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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