Loving tributes to cyclist Joseph Hanlon who died in a collision near Pype Hayes Park

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Joseph Hanlon was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing on Chester Road on Sunday (August 21)

The family of a cyclist who died following a collision in Pype Hayes have said he was “truly one in a million”.

Joseph Hanlon was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing on Chester Road at around 9.20pm on Sunday (21 August), and sadly died on Tuesday. His family paid tribute to the 45-year-old today, saying: "‘We are all totally devastated at the tragic, needless loss of our beloved Joe.

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“Taken far too soon by a callous, heartless hit-and-run driver. You touched the hearts of so many, such a loving, always happy character with an amazing smile, truly one in a million.

“Loved by all your family and friends. We are broken hearted and will miss you every day, but will carry you in our hearts forevermore. We pray for justice so you may rest in peace.”

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Joseph Hanlon | West Midlands Police

What happened to the police appeal for the driver to come forward?

Following an appeal West Midlands Police issued for the driver involved to come forward, a man, aged 34, attended a police station on Tuesday and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released pending investigation while we compile evidence, including forensically examining a vehicle we seized, which we believed to have been involved in the collision.

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Officers investigating the collision continue to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact them.

Anyone with information can email investigators at [email protected], use Live Chat on the police website www.west-midlands.police.uk or call 101. Please quote log number 3786 of 21 August.

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