Man critical after non-stop collision in Birmingham  

Police have launched an investigation after a pedestrian on crutches has been seriously injured in a non-stop collision in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 25 September) in Birmingham.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was struck on Lawley Middleway between Ashted Circus and Curzon Circus around 2.30am. He is currently in hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of a Fiat Panda, a 78-year-old man, was arrested a short time later for drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He remains in police custody.

Collision investigators are also looking for the driver of a silver Vauxhall Vectra who they believe is crucial to the investigation and could hold key information to help them uncover how the crash happened.

Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the regional Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are asking anyone who saw what happened and hasn’t spoken to a police officer to come forward urgently.

“Crucially we would like to speak to the driver of a silver Vauxhall Vectra who stopped at the scene, but left before police arrived.

“At present we are struggling to identify the man in hospital who is described as white, possibly Eastern European, with dark hair, a moustache and a goatee beard.

“The crutches were possibly used as a result of a previous leg operation which doctors believe was not performed in the UK.

“I would ask anyone who thinks they know who he might be to get in touch so that we can contact his family.”

Collision investigators can be contacted on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

Appeal for witnesses after assault in Belgrave Road

Officers are appealing for witnesses to an assault in the carpark of the B & M store in Belgrave Road, Leicester, last night (24 September).

We were called at in the early hours of the morning to a report of a disturbance at the location. A 33-year-old was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary and has since been discharged.

A 25-year-old has been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with life-threatening injuries. He remains there in a stable condition.

Did you see what happened? Do you have any information that can help officers piece together what happened in the incident?

Call 101, quoting incident number 46 of 25 September.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News