Special constable dies months after being hit by car while on duty in Oldbury

By Jordan Reynolds | Oldbury | Crime | Published:

A special constable has died eight months after suffering life-changing injuries when he was hit by a car in the line of duty.

Resham, on the left, at Pride in 2017. Photo: West Midlands Police

Special Constable Resham Nahal, who was a special for more than 15 years, was hit by a passing car while attending the scene of a separate crash on Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury on November 8.

The 52-year-old, from the Force Support Unit, suffered multiple fractures to his leg in the incident.

West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson posted on his blog today saying Special Constable Nahal died on June 26 and it is not yet known if his death related to his injuries.

He said: "I start this week’s blog with a very heavy heart.

"I was devastated that on 26 June, Special Constable Resham Singh Nahal died at his home.

"Resham was at home after suffering life changing injuries from a road traffic collision when on duty last year. I spoke to him on the Monday on the week of his death and we discussed how he could continue as a Special and how he was recovering.

"He was an honourable officer and a man of great faith. A post mortem will determine if his death relates to his injury but the force will honour his service when his funeral can take place."

The National Sikh Police Association said: "We send our sincere condolences to his family, his colleagues and all affected by this tragic loss."


West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: "Resham was an amazing special constable who volunteered for the force for many years, protecting the public and helping those in need.

"His death is a tragic loss for his friends, family and colleagues in the police force.

"My thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

At the time a fundraising page was set up to support Special Constable Nahal, which raised more than £700.

The 59-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving. She was released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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