Murder Charge Over Park and Ride Death

26 October 2018, 09:28

Omar Shafiq - Forest Fields murder

A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after a pedestrian was hit by a car in a park and ride in Nottingham.

Omar Shafiq, 48, was killed in a collision at 12.30am on Tuesday 23 October at Forest Park and Ride in Forest Fields.

He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Marius Caraleanu has now been charged with his murder and failing to stop after a road collision in connection with the incident, Nottinghamshire Police said.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail.

A 23-year-old who was also arrested has subsequently been released without charge.

Mr Shafiq's family paid tribute to him by saying: "Omar was a wonderful man that was loved, will be missed, and will always be cherished.

"'Ozzy', as he was called by his family and close friends, was an amazing son, and his untimely death has left a big hole in our lives."

Caraleanu, of Radford, will appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Friday, the force said.