‘He believed in trying to help others’ - Family pay tribute to murdered former Birmingham councillor

West Midlands Police continues to appeal for witnesses following the murder of former Birmingham councillor Wallis Webb
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The family of former Birmingham City Councillor Wallis Webb have paid tribute to him saying ‘he believed in trying to help others’.

Mr Webb, aged 65, was found dead at a property in Baldmoor Lake Road in Erdington on Tuesday morning, February 6.

Police arrested Sakander Hussain of Ingleton Road in Washwood Heath on suspicion of murder and fraud by false representation two days later on Thursday. The 24 year-old appeared before Birmingham Magistrates yesterday (Saturday, February 10) where he was remanded until his next court appearance. Another man, aged 51, was arrested on suspicion of fraud. He has been bailed with conditions while enquiries continue.

Former Birmingham Councillor Wallis Webb found dead in ErdingtonFormer Birmingham Councillor Wallis Webb found dead in Erdington
Former Birmingham Councillor Wallis Webb found dead in Erdington

 The family of Wallis Webb have released this statement: “To try to compress a life into short sentences does not do anybody justice. This is by far the hardest of them all. Wallis was a Councillor for a short period of time, because he really believed in trying to help others and felt strongly about the hardships people now have to endure without the help so many need. This is yet another life taken in a shocking and senseless manner.”

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: We're doing all we can to support his family during this terrible time. We remain keen to hear from anyone with information which could help our investigation. Please contact us via Live Chat on our website, or call 101, quoting log 631 of 6/2. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”