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Tributes made to man who died in Shirley collision


A man who died in a collision on Stratford Road, Shirley on Sunday (2 December) has been named as Patrick Joseph Forde.

It is believed that the 70-year-old was crossing Stratford Road at the junction of Church Road when he was struck by a silver VW Passat at around 5pm.


The driver of the car stopped at the scene and assisted officers with their enquiries.

Patrick’s family has released a photo of him and said: “Beloved husband, father and brother. He will be missed."

Sergeant Alan Wood from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Stratford Road is a busy stretch of road, I would urge anyone who saw the collision to get in touch.

“Our thoughts are with Patrick’s family at this time who are being supported by our family liaison officers."

Officers are urging anyone who saw what happened to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am - midnight, or to call 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 1918 2/12.