One Man Dies In A “Hit And Run” And Another Is Beaten With A Knife Nearby When A Policeman Hunts A Driver In Tipton

Posted by Abdul Rafay in News On 28th February 2021
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About 30 minutes before a man was stabbed outside a shop in Tipton, West Midlands, a car crashed into a pedestrian, killing him, and a cyclist, seriously injuring him. Police are probing whether the collision and stabbing are linked.

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A pedestrian was hit by a car in St Marks Lane, Tipton. Paramedics tried to revive him but, West Midlands Police said, he could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene. A cyclist was also hit by the car but was not seriously injured, according to police. While police conduct an inquiry, St Marks Road has been closed.

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A vehicle was found by police about two miles away, suspected to be the car involved in the crash, and was confiscated for forensic examination. According to investigators, the hit-and-run occurred just 30 minutes before a stabbing at a nearby store. It's not clear whether the two incidents are related. Police received reports of a disturbance at a shop on St Marks Road.

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According to police, a man was stabbed and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

West Midlands Police Superintendent Chris Mallet, said: “Tragically a pedestrian has lost his life and my thoughts are with his family. We have a specialist family liaison officer working with them at this tragic time.

“Exactly what’s gone on is unclear at this stage but our inquiries are progressing at pace.

“We believe we have recovered the offending vehicle, a silver car, and that will be forensically examined. We have already started trawling CCTV and road cameras as we attempt to locate the hit-and-run driver.

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“It’s too early to say at this stage whether there is any connection with the stabbing reported some 30 minutes later in the same street.

“We’re appealing for witnesses to get in touch to help us build up a picture of exactly what’s happened.”

A police spokesperson said: “We’ve launched an investigation after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision in the Black Country.

“The man was struck by a car in St Marks Road, Tipton, at around 1.45 pm.

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“Paramedics attempted to revive him but sadly he couldn’t be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A cyclist was also hit by the car but was not seriously hurt.

“Officers recovered what’s believed to be the offending vehicle around two miles away in Griffiths Street, Tipton, and that has been seized for forensic analysis.

“At around 2.15 pm we also received reports of a disorder at a shop in St Marks Road.

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“One man suffered a stab wound and has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.”

Officers are searching for witnesses to help them find out what happened.

Anyone with details is asked to call West Midlands Police. Drivers who were in the area at the time of the crash were also asked to review their footage of the dashcam to see if the incident was captured.

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