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29th Nov, 2021

Tributes left to three-year-old Maysoon who died after hit and run in Yardley

Sarah Mason 18th Nov, 2021

FLORAL tributes adorn the roadside where three-year-old Maysoon Adbul-Hakeem died in Yardley.

Little Maysoon was on a zebra crossing in Reddings Lane on Thursday afternoon, November 11, when she was hit by a car.

The driver left the scene but a 24-year-old man later handed himself in to police.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was released under investigation.

Maysoon’s family are being supported by specialist police family liaison officers.

The family said: “We are devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter Maysoon.

“Please respect our privacy at this very difficult time.”

At the roadside one message read: “RIP sweetheart you will be the brightest rainbow in the sky.”

Ali Hussain, who lives near the accident site, has set up a fundraising page for Maysoon’s parents.

In five days the site, which set out to raise £1,000, has raised more than £3,700.

Writing on the page he said: “Being a father I can understand what the family is going through, So many difficulties at the moment, and I would like to start a fundraising campaign to support the family who have just lost their young child.”

To donate visit www.gofundme.com/f/parents-just-lost-their-child-in-a-car-accident

Acting Inspector Paul Hughes from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “What’s happened is extremely tragic and has had a profound impact not only on her family but also friends, the local schools and wider community.

“I would ask everyone come together at this sad time to support the family and respect their wishes for privacy.

“We’ve arrested a man and our enquiries are continuing.

“I’m still keen to hear from anyone who was in Reddings Lane or the immediate vicinity and may have witnessed the collision or heard anything that may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk or by emailing FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk and quoting log number 2641 of November 11.

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