Mum Of Three Dies After Hit And Run In Birmingham

18 June 2018, 18:31 | Updated: 18 June 2018, 18:32


A woman hit by a driver that didn't stop on the Stratford Road over the weekend has died in hospital.

A mother-of-three has died in hospital after she was knocked down in a hit-and-run.

Noreen Akhtar was struck outside the Cravings Cafe in Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, at around 11.30pm on Saturday.

The 38-year-old, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but pronounced dead on Sunday afternoon, West Midlands Police said.

The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene and detectives are now urging that person to "do the right thing" and speak to police.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: "We've examined CCTV from the location and I would suggest there are likely to be about 10 people, both pedestrians and other motorists, who were in the area at the time and likely to have seen what happened.

"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.

"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."