Image of suspect issued after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

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Police have issued a CCTV image of a suspect after the death of a 61-year-old pedestrian in a hit-and-run collision.

Ghulam Nabi was walking along the pavement in the Digbeth area of Birmingham when he was struck by a car whose driver failed to stop at the scene.

The collision happened shortly after 11am on Sunday in Great Barr Street, at the junction with Heath Mill Lane.

Mr Nabi received serious injuries and despite the best efforts of many people who assisted at the scene, he died.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, of West Midlands Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “Mr Nabi was simply walking along the pavement, where he should have been afforded some protection.

“He was a much-loved son, husband and father and as you can imagine his family are in extreme shock following this tragic collision.

“I would appeal directly to the driver of the car involved to do the right thing and to come forward now.

“I am in no doubt that you know you have been involved in a collision.

“Maybe you didn’t quite know the unfortunate circumstances at the time but you certainly do now.

“You know that collision has left a man dead in the road, do the right thing and contact us.

“We have recovered a vehicle less than half a mile from the scene and that will now be subject to an extensive forensic examination.

“I would like to thank all of the public who came to Mr Nabi’s assistance at the scene and who have assisted us greatly since.

“This tragic incident has affected many people in the local community.”

Anyone who recognises the man pictured in the CCTV images is asked to contact police.

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