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Alum Rock hit-and-run grandma named by police

2015-07-15 19:53:46

Zainib BibiZainib Bibi, aged 68, died in hit-and-run collision in Alum Rock

Police have named a grandma who was knocked down and killed in a hit-and-run collision in Birmingham.

Zainib Bibi, aged 68, died when she was struck by a car in Burney Lane, Alum Rock, just after 2pm yesterday (July 14).

She was taken to hospital, but was pronounced dead three hours later.

The white Fiat Marea drove off, but was later found abandoned with front end damage and a shattered windscreen at Old Moat Way, Ward End.

It is now being forensically examined and inquiries begun to trace the driver who police have described as an Asian male of large build.

Burney LaneBurney Lane, Alum Rock, Birmingham, where Zainib Bibi was hit by a car and later died

Sgt Alan Wood, said: “We urgently need to hear from anyone who can help us identify the driver.

“If you witnessed the collision and have yet to speak to police then I’d urge you to call us on the 101 number.

“Similarly, we’d like to hear from anyone who saw the white Fiat Marea – very noticeable with its windscreen smashed – being driven around Ward End and especially anyone who saw it being parked up in Old Moat Way.

“I’d also urge the driver of the car to do the right thing and get in touch so he can put across his side of the story and explain how the collision occurred.”

Mrs Bibi’s grandson Waz Ali has appealed for information about the crash and said: “Don’t let her death be in vain.”

Writing on the Birmingham Mail’s Facebook page Waz said: “Please, if anyone has any information don’t let my nan’s death be for no reason.”

• Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 55

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