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Elderly man dies in Coventry hit and run

An elderly man has died in a suspected hit and run crash in Coventry.

83 year old Milton Forde - who is from the Holbrooks area of the city - was in Burnaby Road just before 11pm on Saturday night (12 May) when he was struck by a car which then drove away.

People living nearby who heard the collision found him lying injured in the road and called for paramedics but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Monday a 32-year-old man, also from Coventry, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and a vehicle seized for forensic examination. The suspect has been released pending further investigation.

A statement released on behalf of Mr Forde’s family simply stated that he would be "deeply missed by all his friends and family".

West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is still appealing for anyone with information, or who saw the collision, who has not yet spoken to police to get in touch.

They are urged to call the force on 101 quoting log number 2820 of 12 May or email the team directly at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@WEST-MIDLANDS.PNN.POLICE.UK.

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