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Fundraising page set up in memory of parents who died in Acocks Green crash gets £85k in a day

Sarah Mason 7th Jun, 2021

A FUNDARISING page has been set up in honour of a much loved couple who tragically died in a crash.

Mohammed Shadab and Sheikala Razaq have been named by police as the couple who died in the smash on Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green, on Saturday (June 5) at around 5.45pm.

The couple have left behind five daughters, aged between five and 17.

The pair had been travelling on a motorbike when they were involved in the collision.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money for the family left behind was set up on Sunday by cousin Waqar Hussain.

So far the page has raised more than £85,000.

On the site he wrote: we lost our dearest cousins Shadab and his wife in a tragic motorbike accident in Acocks Green, Birmingham.

“Both were a pillar of strength to their surviving family and were much loved, respected and upstanding human beings within the community.

“Losing one parent is tragic enough but to lose both at the same time, is just heartbreaking and unimaginable.”

Tributes have been paid to the couple.

Shareen Munir said: “Heartbreaking thinking of the family and young children Allah give you all sabr.”

Amjid Rehman wrote: “You will be greatly missed. Not only as a fellow class friend, but also as a teacher.

“My prays are with you and your family. May Allah swt grant you Janat Ul Firdous and unite you with your daughters one day. Ameen. Amjid Rehman (Moseley School).”

A 47-year-old man who was arrested near to the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

West Midlands Police said: “The circumstances around what happened remain unclear and we are urging anyone who has not spoken to us already – but has information – to get in touch.

“We’re reviewing CCTV in the area but we’re particularly keen to secure footage.”

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, the collision investigation unit, said: “A man and woman have tragically died and our first thoughts are with their family members and friends at this traumatic time.

“It’s still unclear exactly what happened and we’re in the process of trying to trace, and speak to, anyone who was in the area at the time. We’re particularly keen to hear from anybody who has dash cam footage.

“We’ll be doing all we can to support those who have lost loved ones tonight and I’d urge people to think of them and not widely speculate. Please come to us with what information you have so we can help them by getting answers.”

Anyone with information should contact police online, by calling 101 or email and quote log 3173 of June 5.

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