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Adam Collard death: 'Hit and run' car image published

A silver Passat that may have been used in a hit and run
Image caption Police urged the driver of the silver Passat to search his conscience and to make contact with police

Photographs have been released of a silver Passat that police suspect was involved in a fatal hit and run crash.

Adam Collard, 24, from Solihull, was crossing Sheaf Lane in Sheldon, Birmingham, on 30 August when he was struck by a car. He died shortly after.

A silver Passat with collision damage to the boot and bonnet was found abandoned about five miles away in Wolseley Close, Smithswood, Solihull.

Detectives urged the driver to search his conscience and come forward.

Distinctive badge

Sgt Chris Jones, from West Midlands Police's collision investigation unit, said: "We are in the process of examining the car, speaking to witnesses, checking CCTV and have a number of lines of enquiry to pursue."

He said the car had substantial damage to the front and a distinctive red and grey or black badge on the boot that read RSTUNING.

Mr Collard had been dropped off by a taxi and was crossing the road when he was hit.

Anyone who remembers seeing the Passat being driven before the crash at about 01:15 BST on 30 August, is asked to contact police.

Sgt Jones said the driver had important information that could help the Mr Collard's family come to terms with his death.

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