Police appeal for help after 5-year-old dies in Walsall RTC

Police are appealing for information after a five-year-old boy tragically died after being hit by a bin lorry in Walsall.

It happened on West Bromwich Road, near the junction with The Broadway, just before 10am yesterday (17 July).

The boy was sadly confirmed dead shortly afterwards and there are specialist officers supporting his family. A force spokesperson said:

“The driver of the lorry remained at the scene and is helping with our enquiries into exactly what happened.

We're keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has not already spoken to our officers.

“We’re also asking for you to send us any dash cam footage from the area at the time.”

You can contact officers via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website, or by calling 101, quoting log 1237 of 17 July.


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