10th Dec, 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of murder over Wychbold incident is released on bail

Tristan Harris 14th Aug, 2018 Updated: 15th Aug, 2018

THE MAN arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident in Wychbold on Monday has been released on bail until mid-September pending further enquiries.

It followed a man being struck by a lorry on the A38 under the bridge near Junction 5 of the M5.

Officers said an Eddie Stobart HGV lorry was believed to have collided with a pedestrian who had previously been driving a grey VW caddy panel van.

It is thought an altercation may have begun on the southbound M5 carriageway between Junction 4a (Bromsgrove) and Junction 5.

The man in his 60s suffered chest, pelvic and head injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but subsequently died.

His next of kin has been informed and the family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Det Insp John Cashion said: “A thorough investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances behind the collision.

“Enquiries are ongoing and we would encourage anyone who saw the vehicles and the manner in which they were being driven on the M5 or the A38 prior to the incident to come forward.”

He also appealed for anyone who had any dashcam footage leading up to the incident or any witnesses who saw it to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Our thoughts remain with the man’s family at this difficult time,” added the police spokesperson.

A spokesperson for Eddie Stobart said: “We are aware that one of our drivers was involved in a serious collision and we are working closely with the relevant authorities to support with their investigations.”

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