The family of a motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a hit and run collision in Kings Norton are appealing for information.

Tim West, aged 41, remains in hospital in a serious condition as a result of his injuries.

Officers want to trace the driver of this BMW Estate after the collision in Redditch Road at around 3.30pm Tuesday 9 January.

The parents of Tim are appealing for anyone with information to do the right thing. They said: “Our son Tim has had a difficult journey since his horrible motorbike accident on 9 January. He is healing and we want to thank the district nurse and her assistant who were first on the scene and all the emergency services who helped stabilise Tim and got him to the QE where he still is receiving wonderful care.

“We would be grateful for any help the public can give to the police which will lead to the apprehension of the heartless driver who left Tim for dead in the road .”

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit at West Midlands Police, said: “We know the vehicle started its journey in Luton at around 9.45am and at this time it had a missing front grill. When the vehicle reached the Kettering area around midday it had acquired a set of roof bars and by the time the vehicle reached Birmingham around late afternoon it had a replacement front grill and a large set of roof ladders.

“Whilst the car was displaying the registration HG53 HFJ we know it was on false plates. The car is a BMW Estate and dark in colour, and the roof bars and ladders it was carrying are very distinctive.

“I would ask people to look at these images and see if they recognise the vehicle. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw the car either before or after the collision, to contact us immediately.

“We have a number of active lines of enquiry and would urge the driver to do the right thing and come forward to explain their side of the story.”

Anyone with information can call the CIU on 101; quoting 1346 of 09/01/18, or email fl_collision_invest@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk