Police appeal after woman dies in hit and run in Birmingham on Saturday night
Written by Tristan Harris on June 18, 2018
A WOMAN has died after being struck by a car in a hit and run in Birmingham on Saturday night.
Noreen Akhtar was struck by a vehicle outside Cravings Café in Stratford Road, near the junction with Fernley Road, in Sparkhill, at around 11.30pm.
The 38-year-old mum-of-three from Banbury was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but was pronounced dead on Sunday afternoon.
The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene and detectives are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward by calling officers on 101 or by emailing [email protected]
CCTV pictures examined by the police show there were around ten people, both pedestrians and other motorists, who were in the area at the time and are likely to have seen what happened.
Det Sgt Paul Hughes said: ““I need those people to come forward; perhaps they hadn’t realised the severity of the women’s injuries at the time and didn’t feel they needed to contact the police.
“These witnesses may have important information about the vehicle involved so I would urge them to get in touch.
“This is a shockingly sad incident which has taken a young mum away from her children, family and friends.”
And he appealed directly to the driver.
“I would ask the driver to do the right thing and speak to police so they can get across their side of the story – and if anyone has any information about who was involved I would ask them to call me immediately.”
Stratford Road was closed off into Sunday morning to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.