New street murder victim from Oldbury

A police investigation was launched after a man died following a fight outside New Street Station.

The 33-year-old was left fighting for his life after a brawl broke out on Stephenson Street, in the heart of the city centre, just before 2am on Saturday

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed with strict conditions, pending a post-mortem.

Amarpal Atkar (33) from Oldbury, was seriously injured in Stephenson Street just before 2am on Saturday, 31 July and tragically died in hospital later the same day

In a statement released today his family said: “Amarpal, our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. We have been left devastated and heartbroken by your sudden passing. You were always the life and soul of any room you walked in. You have left our lives but you will never leave our hearts.”

A 34-year-old man was arrested after the incident on suspicion of murder. He’s on police bail with strict conditions while our detailed investigation continues.


Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, who is leading the investigation, said: “First and foremost, my deepest condolences are with Amarpal’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Our investigation continues to look at the circumstances surrounding his death and I am still appealing for people to help to piece together the information we already have.

“If you think you’re able to help, but haven’t yet spoken to us, please do the right thing and come forward – it’s not too late.”

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