Man found fatally injured at roadside

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A man died after being found with serious injuries at a roadside, an ambulance service said today.

Paramedics were called to Wasthill Lane in the Hopwood area of Birmingham shortly before 9pm last night.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "When crews arrived they found a man lying beside the road who had suffered very serious injuries.

"A policeman had already started first aid. Crews immediately took over and started advanced treatment.

"The man was taken on blue lights to Selly Oak Hospital where medics were on stand-by.

"The paramedic officer travelled with the ambulance crew to provide additional help.

"Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance and hospital staff, it was not possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead shortly after arrival."

The ambulance service and West Mercia Police - who have launched an investigation - would not comment on the precise nature of the man's injuries.