Police launch appeal after death of man found lying in a road near Wolverhampton

Police are appealing for information after the death of a man who was found lying in a road near Wolverhampton on one of the nights the region experienced large thunderstorms.

Tarjinder Singh Padda
Tarjinder Singh Padda

The man has been named as 49-year-old Tarjinder Singh Padda – known by his nickname Lola – from Wolverhampton.

Emergency services were called to Furnace Grange Road, in Trysull, South Staffordshire, at around 11.05pm on Tuesday, August 11, to reports that a man had been found lying in the road – around 300 metres from the junction of Ebstree Road.

Furnace Grange Road. Photo: Google Maps

Tarjinder had sustained serious head injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, but died a few days later.

Staffordshire Police officers are keen to trace two women who may be able to help the investigation, who were in a small car parked in Furnace Grange Road and were watching the storms.

It is believed they may have seen a van leaving the area heading in the direction of The Ford/The Roughs.

Specialist officers are supporting Tarjinda’s family, who have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

PC James Addison, investigating officer from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I am aware that there were a number of people out that night watching the lightning storms and I am particularly keen to speak with two woman who were parked on Furnace Grange Road a short distance away from the incident.”

Anyone with any information should email ciu@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk, or call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 872 of 11 August.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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