Footballer appeals over fatal hit-and-run

26 Mar

Media captionWest Bromwich goalie Ben Foster appeals over Adam Jones death

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has appealed for help to find the killer of a 15-year-old fan who died in a hit-and-run a year ago.


In a video appeal, the footballer urged anyone with information about the death of Adam Jones to contact police.

The Wednesbury teenager was hit by a blue Volkswagen Bora which was abandoned at the scene.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed, police said.

“As a father, it’s difficult to understand what the parents of Adam Jones are going through,” said Mr Foster, who has eight England caps.

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Adam Jones, 15, from Wednesbury, died when he was hit by a car while crossing a road in West Bromwich

Adam was killed as he crossed the junction of Beacon View Road and Walsall Road in West Bromwich with his bike at about 19:30 on 26 March 2015.

He was a “huge football fan” and West Bromwich Albion had pledged their support to his family, police said.

Sergeant Paul Hughes, of West Midlands Police said: “We remain determined to bring some closure to Adam’s family.”

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West Midlands Police

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Pictures of the car, a blue Volkswagen Bora, were released by police

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