A man has been killed in a hit and run incident in Birmingham.
The victim, 28, suffered serious head injuries after he was struck in Coton Lane, Erdington, on Saturday morning.
Ambulance crews were called just before 6am but they were unable to save the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police were then notified of the incident, and believe the victim was hit on purpose before the car fled the scene.
A murder investigation has now been launched.
#APPEAL | We’ve launched a murder investigation after a man was hit by a car this morning.
Ambulance colleagues alerted us after a man was found in Coton Road, #Erdington with serious head injuries just before 6am.
Sadly he died shortly after. More ⬇️https://t.co/1bOkLA4WVA pic.twitter.com/zfyaDk2mgT
— Birmingham Police (@brumpolice) December 26, 2020
Detective Sergeant Nick Barnes, from our homicide team, said: “My thoughts are with the family of the man who tragically died this morning.
“We’re in the early stages of our investigation and I’d urge anyone who witnesses anything who hasn’t yet spoken to us, or anyone with any information or dash cam footage to get in touch as soon as they can.
“A family have lost a loved one and we need to find out what took place and who is responsible.”
If you have any information please contact us via live chat on our website or call 101 quoting log number 688 of 26 December.