Police name man killed in early morning collision

A man tragically killed in a collision on Bristol Street, Birmingham in the early hours of Saturday morning (1/12) has been named as Alex Knight.

Police believe that the 38-year-old was crossing the road at the junction of Bristol Street and Belgrave Middleway when he was struck by a black Seat Leon at around 1.40am.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released whilst the investigation continues.

Alex’s family have released a photo of him and this tribute: “We are distraught at the tragic loss of our beloved son, brother and partner and ask that our family are given the privacy to grieve at this time.”

Detective Sergeant Alan Hands from West Midlands Police’s Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are investigating the circumstances leading to this tragic event and have spoken to a number of witnesses already.

“There were several stationary cars on Bristol Street at the time, I would urge those drivers to get in touch if they have any information.

“The family are receiving support from family liaison officers and, our thoughts are them at this very sad time.”

Officers are urging anyone who saw what happened to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website between 8am – midnight, or to call 101 anytime.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 270 1/12.