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Two arrested following death of six-year-old in Smethwick released

By Dayna Farrington | Smethwick | News | Published:

Two people arrested on suspicion of causing the death of a six-year-old girl by dangerous driving have been bailed.

Floral tributes at the scene of the crash on Oldbury Road, Smethwick

A 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman had been questioned about the death of the youngster, who was hit by a car in Smethwick, late on Saturday, West Midlands Police said.

Witnesses said the girl was with a man who appeared to be her father when she was knocked down at a pedestrian crossing on Oldbury Road at about 10.50pm.

The six-year-old was killed after being hit by a car at the crossing

The two people arrested after the incident were released under investigation on Monday as specialist officers continue to support the family of the young victim.

The force have appealed for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Detective Constable Damian Gibson, from West Midlands Police, said: “There may be motorists who’ve captured the incident on dash cams and if so I’d ask them to also get in touch as they could have important information.

One of the tributes left in the girl's memory

“The family are receiving support from family liaison officers and, our thoughts are them at this very sad time.”

Witnesses are asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting log number 2933 from 28 July or email FL.COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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