Man critical following hit and run in Handsworth

West Midlands police have launched an investigation after a man was found in a critical condition in Hamstead Road, Handsworth this morning (31 October).

The 33-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

We understand that he was injured in a hit and run on Hamstead Road just before 6am today, but the exact circumstances are unclear.

A second man, aged 31, turned up at hospital with stab injuries. His injuries are serious, but not life-threatening. At the moment we have reason to believe he was injured at or near the same location.

Lots of officers are in the area today. They’re conducting house to house enquiries, looking at CCTV and speaking to local people.

Detective Chief Inspector Rod Rose from Force CID said: “I understand that incidents like this are very scary and cause lots of concern for local people, especially when no arrests have been made. I want to reassure people that we’ve got multiple officers working on this investigation right now.

“Our priority is to establish the chain of events that led to not one, but two people being injured and taken to hospital. We are also working hard to locate the car involved and the people responsible. But we do need your help – if you can assist us, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

If you have any information – including dash cam, CCTV or mobile phone footage – please drop us a message via Live Chat at 8am – midnight, or call 101 anytime. Please quote log number 905 of 31/10/21.

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