Police have released the name of the cyclist who was tragically killed after a hit-and-run collision in Belgrave Middleway near Central Mosque last Tuesday.

Hussien Nur Teklise, aged 45, was cycling when he was struck by a car just after 2pm on 16 May.

Police believe Mr Teklise was hit by a white Audi, which did not stop at the scene. The car was later recovered and taken in for inspection and the driver identified.

The family of Mr Teklise – who was planning to get married – released a statement saying his “legacy will live on”.

Hussien Nur Teklise tragically died after a hit-and-run collision in Belgrave MiddlewayWMP
Hussien Nur Teklise tragically died after a hit-and-run collision in Belgrave Middleway

In a heartfelt tribute, Mr Teklise’s  fiancée said: “He loved cycling and he loved doing his morning routine with his two-year-old son, which included feeding him breakfast, playing with him, taking videos, and spending quality time.

“Hussien was a very cautious person and kind to everyone in the community.

“His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with, as well as those he reached but never met.”

Detective Sergeant Julie Lyman, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have spoken with a number of witnesses already, but are still keen to hear from anyone who we have not spoken to, particularly if they have any CCTV or dashcam footage.”

West Midlands police have launched a crackdown on speeding drivers who have turned some roads into a “daily nightmare” in the region. The operation has resulted in 65 dangerous drivers being booked across the West Midlands.

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