BIRMINGHAM: West Midlands Police have reported that they have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal hit-and-run in Digbeth last Sunday (29 August).
Ghulam Nabi, aged 61, was walking along the pavement when he was struck by a car on Great Barr Street at the crossroad junction with Heath Mill Lane.
He received serious injuries and despite the best efforts of many people who assisted at the scene, he sadly died.
A 19-year-old man is in custody this morning (1 September) after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at a scene.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from our serious collision investigation unit said: “We had a fantastic response to our appeal yesterday and I’d like to thank you for your support. The arrest is significant as our investigation continues.
“My thoughts remain with Mr Nabi’s family at this very sad time. We have of course, updated them with this development.”
Anyone with information, who’s not yet spoken to us, is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website, or call 101, quoting log 1411 of 29 August.
Alternatively email FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.