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Cyclist who died in Birmingham hit-and-run is named

By Jordan Reynolds | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A cyclist who died in a hit-and-run in Birmingham has been named.

Andell Goulbourne

Andell Goulbourne, 59, known as Spring-i, was pronounced dead at the scene on Washwood Heath Road after a serious crash between a car and his pushbike at around 11.15pm on Thursday.

In a statement his family said: “Father of three, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, tragically and horrifically killed last Thursday at the hands of unknown perpetrators.

“Our family and black community are desperately appealing to you to come forward, this was a cruel and heartless act.

“Andell was a kind and generous individual, a mentor to many young people. He always sought to serve those less fortunate, this was reflected in his role as a volunteer charity worker. He was a beacon of light.”

Police believe there were four men in the car at the time of the crash, all four fled the scene.

A man, aged 32, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released pending further investigation.

Forensic

The car, a grey BMW M135i registration LG20 MYB, has been seized for forensic analysis.

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Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the serious collision unit, said: "Fortunately we were able to trace Mr Goulbourne’s family and we now have specialist officers supporting them at what is a very sad and painful time for them.

"Our investigation continues at pace and the arrest was a significant development. However, we know more people were in the car and we need to identify and speak to them.

“Mr Goulbourne was callously left in the road fatally injured while these people ran off, I need them to do the right thing and talk to us.

“Equally, anyone who saw anything who hasn’t been in touch should do so, it was a busy evening with lots of people out celebrating Eid."

The team can be contacted by email at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight. Quote log 5069 of 30 July. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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