Toddler dies after being hit by a van on local parkland

A toddler who was critically injured yesterday following a collision involving a van on parkland has sadly died.

It’s understood the van collided with the 19-month-old boy just before midday at Sarehole Mill off Wake Green Road in Moseley.

The 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman who were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving are still in police custody.

Inspector Steve Radford from West Midlands Police’s Collision Investigation Unit (CIU), said: “The tragic death of such a young child is deeply saddening. I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in Wake Green Road or the immediate vicinity and may have witnessed the collision or heard anything that may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the CIU on 101 quoting log 1016 from 13 July or email FL. COLLISION _INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk .