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Olton hit-and-run: Murder probe after car driven at man

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Image caption Warwick Road was closed between Old Warwick Road and Richmond Road

The victim of a fatal hit-and-run was deliberately run over, police have said.

A 46-year-old man from Olton, Solihull, died when a dark-coloured Volkswagen Golf hit him as he walked along the pavement on Warwick Road, at about 17:00 BST on Monday.

West Midlands Police, which has launched a murder investigation, said the car drove off towards Acocks Green.

The force has appealed for witnesses and dashcam footage taken at the time.

Det Insp Justin Spanner said the car would have been "noticeably damaged as a result of the collision".

"I would urge anyone who has seen a car which matches this description and may have been dumped in a street or hidden away in a garage to call us as soon as possible," he said.

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