Local residents have been left shocked after a man’s body was found in Birmingham city centre near Holloway Circus Queensway.

The body of a male was found in the city centre on Saturday, with police confirming it had been discovered near Holloway Circus Queensway at around 10.50am yesterday (12 November).

According to police, the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious, and a report is currently being prepared for a city coroner.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We were called after a man’s body was discovered off Holloway Circus Queensway, at around 10.50am today.

“His death is not being treated as suspicious. A report will be prepared for the coroner.”

An eyewitness said they saw police seal off the roundabout and paramedics carrying a body on a stretcherAdam Yosef
An eyewitness said he saw police seal off the roundabout and paramedics carrying a body on a stretcher

Locals in the area said they were shocked to learn of the death. A man who lives in the Sentinels overlooking Holloway Circus roundabout – more commonly known as Pagoda Island – told I Am Birmingham he was stunned and disturbed after seeing a body bag being carried away as he headed to work yesterday afternoon.

“It was about 12:10pm, there were police on all entrances to the island and up on the ramp.

“After going under the tunnel opposite to the stairs to get to the island closest to my block, I saw a group of paramedics and police standing around a stretcher with a white body bag strapped to it.”

An underpass leading to Holloway Circus roundabout in Birmingham city centre Adam Yosef
An underpass leading to Holloway Circus roundabout in Birmingham city centre

The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said he was “shocked, scared and uneasy” as the incident took place “so close to home.”

He also speculated the death could be of a homeless person but no details have yet been confirmed by the police.

“I’m shocked but not surprised as one would normally be, as it’s expected this time of year with the homeless unfortunately.”

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