‘Cruel and heartless’: Hunt for four men suspected of leaving cyclist to die in the road after hit-and-run

Police are hunting four men suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run in which a cyclist was killed.

Charity worker Andell Goulbourne, 59, was hit by a grey BMW M135i as he was cycling along Washwood Heath Road in the Saltley area of Birmingham at 11.15pm on 30 July.

The father-of-three was left to die in the street by the four occupants of the car who fled the scene, police say.

Police have issued CCTV images of the men they want to speak to about the Birmingham hit-and-run. Pic: West Midlands Police
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West Midlands Police have issued CCTV images of four men they want to speak to about the incident.

“We need to know who these men are,” said Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes.

“The victim, Mr Goulbourne, was callously left in the road fatally injured while four men ran from the vehicle.

“The offenders were more concerned about looking after themselves than calling for an ambulance or trying to help the man they’d hit.

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“It’s now almost three weeks since the collision and I would urge the men caught on camera to do the right thing and come and talk to us.”

The car has since been seized for forensic analysis, and a 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released pending further enquiries, the force said.

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Mr Goulbourne’s family released a statement, describing him as a “kind and generous man” and “a mentor to many young people”.

They said: “He always sought to serve those less fortunate, this was reflected in his role as a volunteer charity worker. He was a beacon of light.

“Our family and black community are desperately appealing to you to come forward, this was a cruel and heartless act.”

Anyone with information can contact the serious collision unit by email at [email protected], or call 101, or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight – quoting log 5069 of 30 July.


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