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Man hit by bus in Birmingham named as Ron Butler, 72

A 72-year-old man who died when he was hit by a bus in Birmingham has been named by police.

Ron Butler died at the scene following Sunday afternoon's incident on Witton Lodge Road, Erdington.

In a statement released by police, his family said Mr Butler, who was from the Erdington area, had served in the Royal Marines and worked as a civil servant.

He leaves three daughters, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, they added.

The family said they "would like to thank the emergency services for their speedy response" following the accident, which happened at about 14:30 BST.

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