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Suspected driver of car that mowed down woman and dog in Great Barr arrested

By Dayna Farrington | Great Barr | News | Published:

A teenage boy has been arrested after an elderly woman and her dog were mown down by a car in Great Barr.

Moments before the impact

The woman was left seriously injured and her dog was killed in the crash which happened in Doe Bank Lane last month.

Several people ran away from the scene and this week police released shocking CCTV footage of the incident which happened at around 5pm on Wednesday, July 22.

Now, after the footage was shared thousands of time online, West Midlands Police have made their first arrest over the crash.

A 17-year-old boy, from the Kingstanding area of Birmingham, was identified as the potential driver of the Renault Clio by members of the public and arrested this morning.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and is currently in police custody, where he will be questioned by investigating officers.

A spokesman from West Midlands Police said: "We have had a phenomenal response to our plea for information. The footage has been shared thousands of times and it’s been watched by millions of people.

"Lots of you have been in touch with really helpful information, and we are now following up on a number of leads.

"We are still asking people to contact us with information. Were you in the area at the time, and did you see the two cars driving before the collision took place?

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"The cars came from the direction of the Queslett Road so we’re keen to hear from any witnesses as well as anyone who might have dash cam or cycle cam footage."

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

Witnesses can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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