Walsall hit-and-run: Grieving family racially abused while laying flowers at scene of fatal crash
A grieving family was racially abused while laying tributes to a woman who was killed in a hit-and-run.
Relatives of Kulvinder Kaur were laying flowers in her memory just two days after she died in Walsall.
But a passer-by hurled “despicable” racial abuse at the family as they mourned the loss of the 52-year-old on Saturday.
West Midlands Police has launched an appeal for information, with Sgt Stephen Pursglove, from Walsall Police, saying: “Racial abuse is unacceptable at any time, but feels even more despicable when a family have just lost a loved one.
“The abuser was on foot so we believe he may be local and most likely aware of what tragically happened just two days beforehand.
“This makes it all more deplorable and we are urging anyone who can help our investigation to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Ms Kaur died at the scene on Thursday last week. Lewis Jukes, 20, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to report a collision and driving without insurance.
Anyone with information on the racist abuse is asked to contact West Midlands Police via west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting crime reference number 20WS/218651X/19.