POLICE have announced they have recovered a car and have questioned a man in connection with the hit and run accident which killed Cradley Heath pensioner Bernard Betts.

The incident happened at 6.20pm in Barrs Road on January 16 when the 85-year-old was hit by a car which failed to stop, he died three weeks later.

Investigating officer PC Chris Blount from West Midlands Police’s Collision Investigation Unit revealed the investigation was making progress.

He said: “A man in his 40s has been voluntarily interviewed and is helping us with our enquiries.

“We are still trying to establish the precise circumstances surrounding the collision.”

The police have recovered a car which will now be forensically examined to discover whether it was the car which knocked Mr Betts down.

PC Blount said: “A car has been recovered by the investigation team and it will undergo tests to determine if it was involved.”

Anyone with information should call the Regional Collision Investigation Unit on 101, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.