Fresh appeal on anniversary of Perry Barr moped tragedy

Officers are returning to a road in Birmingham today (29 March) a week after an incident involving a moped which led to the death of a boy aged 16, as we continue our search for witnesses.

Liam Mooney aged 16, is believed to have been a pillion passenger on a moped in Rocky Lane, Perry Barr, just before 7.20pm on Monday 22 March, when an incident occurred with a car.

Liam Mooney
Liam Mooney

The 16-year-old suffered serious head injuries after falling from the moped and was pronounced dead in hospital the following day.

We’re still working to establish exactly what happened, but the silver car drove off and we need to trace the vehicle and occupants.

Several people told us that another moped was being ridden in tandem with the moped that Liam was on. The rider of the bike that Liam was on has been spoken to as a witness, as have two people who were on the second moped.

Detective Inspector Stuart Mobberley, said: “Officers will be on Rocky Lane today speaking with drivers and members of the public in the hope that someone might have information about what happened last Monday evening.

“I would encourage the driver of the car that made off to do the right thing and come and speak to us about what happened. It’s important we hear their side of the story.

“Our thoughts remain with Liam’s family at this awful time. They deserve to know what happened to their son that night."

If you were in the area at the time and saw what happened, or perhaps have dash-cam or cycle-cam footage, we’re keen to hear from you and would urge you to get in contact as soon as you can.

You can send us a message via live chat at 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime. To remain 100% anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are. Please quote log number 3771 of 22/03/21.


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