Murder investigation launched after father and dog killed in 'deliberate' hit-and-run

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was killed in what police believe was a deliberate hit-and-run.

Andrew Flamson, 30, suffered fatal head injuries after being knocked down by a car in Coventry on Tuesday night.

The father-of-one, described by his family as a "true geezer", was walking with a friend and a dog in Grosvenor Road when the incident happened.

Mr Flamson died in hospital on Friday afternoon. His friend is in a serious condition, while the dog has had to be put down due to severe injuries.

Paying tribute, Mr Flamson's family said: "Andrew was much-loved by many people. We've received messages from all over the country from the party and dance scene. Music was Andrew's life."

Officers believe the tragedy was sparked by an earlier altercation, and are appealing to anyone who saw the silver Ford Mondeo involved to contact them.

Detective Inspector Sangha, of West Midlands Police, said: "There appears to have been an altercation between two groups in Westminister Road at around 11pm, which seemed to act as a catalyst for the collision.

"I need anyone who witnessed the disorder, saw the collision or the silver Mondeo driving away to get in touch as soon as possible.

"A boy has been left without his dad due to the actions of the driver; we need to trace the offenders and get justice for Andrew's family.

"In particular, we are keen to hear from anyone who has CCTV or dash cam footage to get in touch. If you have any information, no matter how small, please contact us. The smallest bit of information could help our investigation."

Contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.pnn.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. Quote log number 4482 of 12 July.

Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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