A father-of-four who was seriously injured in a hit and run in Birmingham in January has sadly died.
Shiraz Ali Khan, aged 41, passed away on Friday (25 February) in hospital after being hit by a blue Renault Clio on Highgate Road, near the junction of Moseley Road, Highgate, at around 6.30am on Monday, 24 January.
His devastated family have today asked us to release their tribute in loving memory of him, as investigators re-issue their appeal for witnesses to come forward.
West Midlands police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw the car stopped near the Joseph Chamberlain College, where the driver got out and inspected the scene.
On 20 February, they arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice. He’s been released under investigation while our enquiries progress.
Shiraz’s family have described him as a doting father, loving husband, precious son, caring brother and ‘everyone’s favourite uncle’.
They said: “Shiraz loved deeply and spared no expense in making sure we knew that.
“His affection, his unwavering strength and his quiet selflessness will forever be the foundations of our lives.
“Shiraz truly was the warmth of our home, he leaves behind four young children who should not have had to deal with his loss so soon in life.”
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from our Serious Collision Investigation unit, said: “The arrest is a positive step in our on-going investigation.
“But we’d still urge witnesses to come forward and tell us what they saw; in particular anyone who spotted the blue Renault Clio involved in the crash when it then stopped outside Joseph Chamberlain College.
“We know the driver pulled up on Belgrave Middleway, about 100m away from the collision, and got out and spent time walking around and examining the car.
“So if you saw the blue Clio parked by the college you may have key information and we want to hear from you.”
Anyone with information should message us via email: FL_COLLISION_INVEST@westmidlands.police.uk, use Live Chat on our website www.west-midlands.police.uk or call 101. Please quote log number 418 of 24 January.