Man Dies after Stolen Car Crash


Emergency services were called to Clifton Road after a car collided with a wall

A man from Birmingham has died after a stolen car; he was travelling in, crashed in to a wall in Balsall Heath.

Emergency services were called to Clifton Road at around 2:30 am after an Audi A6 collided with a wall. Crews tried to free the three passengers and the driver from the vehicle; however one of the passengers, 24 year old Shoaib Khan, died after suffering serious injuries. His family is being supported by specially trained family liaison officers at this time.

The two passengers, aged 21 & 22, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. The driver, aged 25, was also arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving. They remain in police custody.

Inspector Paul Bennett, from WMP Collision Investigation Unit, Said: “This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life and a family has woken to the most horrific news this morning.

We are in the early stages of our inquiry and urge witnesses who were in the Balsall Heath area at around 2:30AM and may have seen the Audi A6 prior to the collision to contact us.

Equally, the Audi is believed to have been stolen from the Hodge Hill area of the city some time last night and so we are keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of Brockhurst Road.”

Did you witness the incident? Please call WMP on 101 if you have ANY information.


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