GRIEVING relatives of hit-and-run victim Andrew Holdaway have warned against vigilantism after the 62-year-old died in hospital.

The Oldswinford father-of-two died on Monday night from the multiple injuries he suffered when his vintage car collided head-on with a blue Ford Mondeo a week earlier.

Police are still hunting the three men in the Mondeo who fled the scene and anger has been directed at the occupants of the car on social media.

However, Andrew’s son Ben posted his own message on the News’s Facebook page, urging enraged locals not to take the law into their own hands and leave matters to the police.

Ben wrote: “I urge people to not seek their own justice but to let the police do their job.

“I have heard a lot about what people would do if they found the people responsible.

“That won’t help and will only make you as bad as them.

“If you have information, pass it to the police and allow our family to seek the justice we deserve.”

Mr Holdaway’s 1950s Dellow Mk1 collided with the Mondeo at the junction of Norton Road and Harringay Drive, at around 4.20pm on Bank Holiday Monday (May 7).

His family have thanked the emergency service workers and staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for their efforts to keep Andrew alive.

In a statement issued through West Midlands Police, the family said: “Beyond all reasonable expectations, Andrew held on for seven whole days.

“The professionalism of all of the healthcare experts and first responders gave us as a family the opportunity to spend time with my dad we would never otherwise have had.

“We are heartbroken and a gaping hole has been created in all of our hearts that will never be filled.

“But the compassion and love we have received from hundreds of people known and unknown to us has helped hold us strong and retain faith in humanity, even among the despair.”

Police have re-issued an appeal for information about the three men that fled the scene and investigating officer Sgt Alan Hands said: “We are still investigating the circumstances that led to the collision.

“Three men were spotted fleeing the scene. They ran off along Beech Road into the playing fields that lead to Mary Stevens Park.

“My team is focused on identifying these three men, and I am keen to hear from anyone with information that will help to trace them.

“Specialist officers are supporting Andrew’s family, who are utterly distraught and heartbroken at what has happened. They have asked that their privacy is respected at this time."

Anyone with information can call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 and quote log number 1749 of 07/05/18. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.