A MURDER enquiry has been launched by police after a man was believed to have been deliberately knocked down by a car in Coventry died from his injuries.
Father-of-one Andrew Flamson was walking with a friend in Grosvenor Road on Tuesday night when they were hit by a silver Ford Mondeo.
Mr Flamson, aged 40 and from Coventry, suffered fatal head injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital on Friday afternoon.
Police family liaison officers are supporting his loved ones at this tragic time.
The photograph (above) of Andrew was released and he was described as a ‘true geezer with many friends’ in a tribute.
The family added: “Andrew was much-loved by many people. We’ve received messages from all over the country from the party and dance scene. Music was Andrew’s life.”
The other man, also aged 40, remains in hospital in a serious condition, while a dog they were walking needed to be put down due to the severity of its injuries.
Det Insp Sangha from West Midlands Police’s Homicide Unit, said: “There appears to have been an altercation between two groups in Westminister Road around 11pm which seemed to act as a catalyst for the collision.
“I need anyone who witnessed the disorder, saw the collision or the silver Mondeo driving away to get in touch as soon as possible.
“A boy has been left without his dad due to the actions of the driver – we need to trace the offenders and get justice for Andrew’s family.”
In particular, police want to hear from anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage.
Officers have urged anyone with information – no matter how small they think it may be – to get in touch to help with the investigation.
People can contact people via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.pnn.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime.
Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.