Man arrested on suspicion of murder after West Bromwich hit-and-run

By Jack Averty | West Bromwich | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a hit-and-run in West Bromwich.

The scene in West Bromwich this morning. Credit: @snappersk

A 22-year-old man died in hospital after the incident on the High Street, near to the junction with Trinity Way, yesterday morning.

Police reported that the vehicle involved in the crash, believed to be a VW Caddy van, had failed to stop.

The force has since arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Pictures from the scene of the crash. Credit: @snappersk

The High Street and parts of Trinity WAy had to be cordoned off while police investigated the crash. The cordon was lifted around 3pm yesterday.

The man was left seriously injured after the 2.40am crash and was rushed to hospital. Nothing could be done to save his life and he died at hospital.


Specialist officers are with his family with a post mortem due to take place later today.

Detective inspector Harry Harrison, from West Midlands Police's homicide team, said: “We’re still trying to establish the detail of what happened, and what led up to the collision.

“I’d like to hear from anyone who saw any form of disorder in the George Street area, possibly involving an Asian man, at around the time.

“We’re also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a VW Caddy van at around 2.30am in the area.


“Additionally, we’d urge anyone who had been in or around the Prince of Wales pub on the High Street, and who may have seen anything, to call us.”

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 281 of March 17.

Alternatively, information can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Jack Averty

By Jack Averty
Senior Reporter - @javerty_star

Reporter with the Express & Star, based at head office in Wolverhampton


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