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Walsall collision victim named as police appeal for sightings of Mitsubishi Colt

Police investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision in Walsall have today (17 January) arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Robert Davis was struck by a car in Bescot Crescent, near the train station car park, just before 7pm on Tuesday.

Robert Davis
Robert Davis died following a collision in Walsall

The 57-year-old pedestrian from Walsall suffered a serious head injury and was sadly pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at hospital. 
A 22-year-old man handed himself into a police station this morning and has been released under investigation following questioning. Officers have recovered a silver Mitsubishi Colt as part of their enquiries.  
A second man, aged 43, was previously arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released under investigation.
The family of Mr Davis have paid tribute to him. In a statement they said: "Robert was the most loving, caring husband, step-father, brother and friend anyone could wish for. 
"He has left a massive hole in our lives and will be loved and missed forever. We appeal to anyone who has any information to please get in touch with West Midlands Police."
Investigators are still keen to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time and not already spoken to officers. In particular anyone who has dash cam footage of a badly damaged silver Mitsubishi Colt with registration number BN08 MLO.  It's suspected route would have taken it along Bescot Crescent, then Wednesbury Road towards Walsall town centre and out of Walsall up Lichfield Street around the Arboretum.

Police are asking for sightings of this car

Contact the team at, via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, or call 101. Quote log 2110 of 14/01/20.

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