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Police appeal for witnesses following hit and run

Police are hoping to speak with anybody who may have information regarding a hit and run in West Bromwich yesterday.

The incident happened in Black Lake at around 9:45pm. A man was crossing Hill Top when he was hit. The driver failed to stop at the scene.

To assist, I would ask that anyone who was in the area at the time the man was struck by the car to call us immediately.

I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who spots a car with front end damage and a broken windscreen.

– Sergeant Gavin Green, Regional Collision Investigation Unit

Man seriously injured after hit and run in West Bromwich

A police investigation is under way after a man was seriously injured having been hit by a car in West Bromwich last night, which failed to stop at the scene.

Initial enquiries suggest that a local man, believed to be in his 40s, was crossing Hill Top when he was hit by a car.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and a large-scale policing operation is now under way to find the driver responsible.

A 25-year-old West Bromwich man was arrested at 9am this morning from his home on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision. He remains in police custody while officers continue to appeal for witnesses.

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Man knocked down in Birmingham dies

Steven Chappel Credit: WM Police

A man knocked down by a hit and run driver in Bordesley Green last week has died of his injuries.

Father-of-four, Steven Chappell, was struck by a silver Nissan Micra as he crossed Bordesley Green Road, near Adderley Park train station, at around 2:20pm on January 30.

The 49-year-old suffered serious head injuries from the impact and was pronounced dead in hospital yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Police arrested two people at an address in Sparkbrook – a 38-year old man and 26-year old woman – just hours after the collision, whilst a vehicle was seized nearby and has been examined by forensics experts.

They have been bailed pending analysis results of the forensics submissions.

Police appeal for witnesses after 5-year-old hit by car

The scene where the 5-year-old girl was hit Credit: ITV Central

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses after a 5-year-old girl was left in a critical condition in hospital following a crash last night.

The girl was hit by a blue Citroen Picasso at around 6:30pm yesterday evening in Kingstanding.

The driver later handed himself in to police at around 11:00pm after failing to stop at the scene.

Driver comes forward after five-year-old hit by car

A driver has come forward after a 5-year-old girl was left critically injured by being hit by a car in Birmingham last night.

Police say the girl was hit on College Road, Kingstanding at around 6.30pm after she became separated from her mother and walked onto the carriageway.

At around 11pm last night a 36-year-old man handed himself in to police at a Birmingham station, he was voluntarily interviewed in relation to the accident and his car was seized.

The girl currently remains in a critical condition in hospital this morning (24 October) after suffering multiple injuries. Police enquiries are ongoing.

5-year old fighting for her life

A five-year-old girl is fighting for her life tonight after being knocked down in a suspected hit-and-run.

She was struck by a car on College Road, Kingstanding, in Birmingham at about 6.30pm today after becoming separated from her mother and wandering into the carriageway.

The car was heading towards Chester Hill and failed to stop after the collision. The girl was taken to hospital with multiple injuries. Part of College Road near the fire station was closed off while police examined the scene.

We're appealing for the driver of the vehicle to contact us.We'd like to also talk to anyone who saw the collision or can help us trace the vehicle and the driver

– Sergeant Ferris Hatheson, West Midlands Police

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Appeal for witnesses following hit and run in Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Police appealing for witnesses following a hit and run Credit: ITV Central

A man is in a serious condition in hospital following a hit and run in Nottingham yesterday.

It happened at Ipswich Circus in Sneinton.

Three cars, a blue BMW, an Audi and a Silver Skoda were parked in the street when a disagreement took place.

A 27-year old man was assaulted as he sat in the Audi. When he got out of the car he was hit by the Skoda.

The car was then driving from the scene and later found abandoned in Bakersfield.

The injured man was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he remains in a serious condition.