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Three arrested after fatal hit and run in Birmingham

Police at the scene Credit: ITV News Central

A 22-year-old man and two boys, aged 16 and 13, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal hit and run in Birmingham.

A 62-year-old woman was hit as she crossed Rookery Road near its junction with Soho Road in Handsworth yesterday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police think three cars were involved in the incident.

The three people arrested are believed to have been travelling in a Vauxhall Corsa.

We think that a Vauxhall Zafira was being followed by a Corsa and a Mondeo as it travelled along Rookery Road. The Zafira then crossed to the wrong side of the road around a ‘keep left’ bollard and it is at this point that it struck the victim as she crossed the road.

All three vehicles sped off after the collision, however the Zafira was found burnt out just two hours later in Romulus Close.

We have since also recovered the Corsa and the Mondeo and all three vehicles are being forensically examined.

We are still searching for the occupants of the other cars and I would urge them to do the right thing and come forward.

Specially trained officers continue to support the victim’s family and our thoughts remain with them.

– Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, West Midlands Police