Police plea after hit-and-run death in Coventry

A man has died following a hit-and-run in Coventry.

It is understood the victim, believed to be in his 20s, was crossing the road when he was struck by a car, or possibly two cars, travelling at speed along Allesley Old Road, police said.

Officers were called to the scene in the Earlsdon area of the city, close to the junction with Duke Street, at about 7.50pm on Sunday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are now trying to trace the driver involved in the collision and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, of West Midlands Police, said: “We’re still trying to understand exactly what’s happened but we understand at least one, possibly two cars, were driving at speed along the road before the impact.

“We’re still trying to establish the make of the car or cars involved but it’s clear that the offending vehicle would have suffered some front-end damage.

“I would urge any motorists with dash-cam footage who were driving near the area this evening to check their footage to see if they have caught a damaged car on camera; they could hold vital information and I would urge them to make contact.

“Similarly, if anyone living nearby has CCTV cameras that might have caught the cars immediately before or after the crash or anyone who’s witnessed anything that could help the investigation − I need these people to call me.”

Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 999 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Images or CCTV footage can be emailed to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.

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