Man Dead After "Hit And Run" In Birmingham

31 August 2019, 10:12 | Updated: 31 August 2019, 10:18


West Midlands Police found the victim in Handsworth with serious head injuries, he died at the scene.

A pedestrian who died after being found injured in a city street is believed to have been knocked down by a hit-and-run driver, police have said.

The victim, whose family are being supported by specialist officers, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Handsworth, Birmingham, at about 4am on Saturday.

Police were called to Soho Road at the junction with Thornhill Road, where the man was found with serious head injuries, consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

A statement issued by West Midlands Police said officers believe the man was hit by a passing car, which left the scene.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are in the early stages of our investigation and our thoughts are with the family of this man at this very tragic time.

"I am asking for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

"Perhaps you saw the lead-up to the collision, or the aftermath. We are keen to hear from anyone who has information."