Police seek driver of seized BMW after fatal hit and run in Great Barr, Birmingham

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West Midlands Police are urgently seeking the driver of seized BMW 520D car following a fatal hit and run in Great Barr, Birmingham

Police are asking for help to trace the driver of a car after a man died in a collision in which the vehicle failed to stop at the scene in Birmingham.

Officers were called to the junction of Newton Road and Hailwood Drive in Great Barr, at around 9pm on Friday evening (September 8). Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the victim, a man aged 54, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A BMW 520D car, believed to have been involved in the collision, has been recovered and police are urging the driver to come forward. Officers have released photographs of the vehicle involved and are hopeful that members of the public might recognise the car and provide them with vital information. The details provided for the vehicle’s registration are false.

West Midlands Police

Sgt Julie Lyman, from WMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We’re carrying out urgent enquiries to find the driver, but I would encourage that person to get in touch. We have released a photograph of the vehicle we believed was involved in the collision as we hope it will jog people’s memories. We hope someone may have seen the vehicle before the collision and come forward with information as to who was driving the car.

“If you do have information for us then please do get in touch. I would like to thank the local community for the help and assistance they have given as we continue to investigate. If you were in the area and have any dash-cam, mobile phone or CCTV footage that could assist us or any other information,  then please contact us.”

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website, quoting log 5121 of 8 September. Alternatively, e-mail [email protected] Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are.