Police investigating a serious assault in Shropshire have launched a murder investigation.

Around 4.30pm on Monday afternoon police were called to Withywood Drive in Malinslee, Telford.

A man in his 40s was found unconscious and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

He has since died as a result of the assault.

On Tuesday night two more people were arrested in connection with the incident - two men aged 41 and 39.

Six people have now been arrested and remain in police custody. Enquiries are on-going into the man's death, which is now being treated as murder, and police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

The investigation is being led by Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy from West Mercia Police's Major Investigation Unit, he has offered his condolences to the family of the man who died.

He said: "Our thoughts are with the family at this time and we offer them our deepest sympathy, we continue to have specially trained officers offering them support and will continue to do so throughout our investigation.

"The local community will play a significant role in our enquiries and, while I am grateful for the people who have already come forward and spoken to us, this is now a murder investigation and it is vitally important anyone who has any information and has not yet spoken to us gets in contact."

Increased patrols will be carried out in the area to offer reassurance to the local community.

Anyone with information about the assault can report this to West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 522 180618 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.