Hit-and-run suspect released under investigation

By Jamie Brassington | Great Barr | Crime | Published:

A teenager suspected of driving a car that mowed down an elderly woman and her dog has been released under investigation.

Moments before the impact

The woman was left seriously injured and her dog Millie was killed after being struck by a Renault Clio on Doe Bank Lane, Great Barr, on July 22.

The 17-year-old boy, from the Kingstanding area of Birmingham, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He had been identified as the potential driver of the car by members of the public.

However a spokesman for West Midlands Police said on Sunday: "He has been released pending further investigations as our enquiries continue."

CCTV footage showed a number of people from inside the car flee the scene. The woman was left lying in a grass verge with a broken leg.

She was tended to by an off-duty nurse while an air ambulance was sent to the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting log number 3677 of July 22.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
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