Appeal as man driven at in Birmingham street

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was deliberately driven at on a Birmingham street – and left fighting for his life in hospital.

Police were alerted by ambulance colleagues to what was initially reported as a serious road collision at the junction of Brighton Road and Moseley Road, Moseley, just before 4.30pm on Tuesday (July 11).

However, enquiries have led officers to believe the victim, a man aged 35, was targeted by the driver of a Mercedes and left for dead in the street.

Quick-time enquiries identified a potential suspect and efforts were made to trace the man – and at 10pm on the Tuesday night a 43-year-old handed himself in to Stechford police station where he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The man, from Washwood Heath, was interviewed and later released under investigation while CCTV and witness enquiries continue.

Constable Stephen Tomlinson from the Complex Crime Investigation Team at Stechford police station, said: “This happened at a busy traffic junction approaching rush-hour…we know there were lots of potential witnesses nearby, both motorists and pedestrians, and we need them to get in touch.

“The man has undergone surgery in hospital for a very serious head injury; he is in a critical condition.

“Maybe people drove on not realising the extent of the man’s injuries or assumed it was an accident and that the driver would have stopped at the scene. I need witnesses to contact me as they could hold crucial information.”

Anyone with information is urged to call PC Tomlinson on the 101 number (ext 844 3046) or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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