A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a pedestrian was knocked down in a hit-and-run crash.
He received serious injuries and died despite the best efforts of many people who assisted at the scene.
#ARREST | We’ve 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.
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Officers said the arrested man remains in custody and is also being held on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, of West Midlands Police’s serious collision investigation unit, thanked the public for their response to an appeal for information issued on Tuesday.
The officer said: “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.”