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Police investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Coventry are appealing for anyone who saw a black BMW X5 in the area at the time.

Officers believe a vehicle of this model – which had tinted rear windows and two men inside – was involved in the collision in Avon Street on 27 July this year.

Saqalain Ahmed was riding an electric bike when he was struck by a car at around 10pm. The 21-year-old died in hospital two days later.

Officers initially understood a dark BMW SUV may have been the vehicle involved but new information has come to light following an appeal for witnesses.

It is now believed to be a black BMW X5 – second generation model – which had a male driver and passenger.

Sergeant Alan Hands, from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“We are determined to trace the vehicle, and whoever was inside, and will not let up on this.

“We believe the BMW X5 will have suffered damage to the windscreen, bonnet and grille so we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a car like this being stored somewhere.

“It is never too late to do the right thing and I would again urge the driver to come forward and speak to us to explain what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101; quoting log number 2976 of 27 July or email [email protected].

To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.