A popular Wednesfield shopkeeper died after he was hit by an off-duty Staffordshire Police officer Jason Bannister in December 2016.

Balvinder Singh was taken to hospital following a collision on Cannock Road, Wolverhampton, but died from his injuries. The 59-year-old was driving his Mercedes Sprinter van when he was hit head on by a Hyundai, driven by Bannister.

Bannister was treated for minor injuries and, following an investigation by West Midlands Police’s serious collision investigation team, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving earlier this year and was sentenced to 18 months on Friday 9 November.

Shortly after his death, Mr Singh’s family paid tribute to their loved one, they said: “He was the most loyal and hard-working family man, with three children and six grandchildren who were his everything one of which he never got to meet. He was loved throughout the community.”


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