Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit at West Midlands Police, has launched an appeal for information after a hit-and-run collision in Kings Norton which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

DS Hughes wants to trace the driver of this BMW Estate after the collision in Redditch Road, at around 3.30pm on Tuesday (09/01).

The 41-year-old rider remains in hospital in a serious condition as a result of his injuries.

Officers are asking for the help of the public in tracking down the vehicle – which has distinctive roof bars and ladders.

DS Hughes, said: “The motorcyclist is in a serious condition in hospital and we need the help of the public to assist us in our investigation.

“Whilst the car was displaying the registration HG53 HFJ we know it was on false plates. We believe it may have travelled through different counties and on the motorway network into the West Midlands.

“The car is a BMW Estate and dark in colour; and the roof bars and ladders it was carrying are very distinctive.

“I would ask people to look at these images and see if they recognise the vehicle. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw the estate either before or after the collision, to contact us immediately.

“We have a number of active lines of enquiry and would urge the driver to do the right thing and come forward to explain their side of the story.”

Anyone with information can call the CIU on 101; quoting 1346 of 09/01/18, or email [email protected] .