West Midlands Police officers investigation the death of a teenage motorcyclist in Quinton last weekend, are urging a potential key witness to come forward. 

Ellis Haarhoff, 18, died in hospital the morning after his motorbike hit a tree in Wolverhampton Road just before midnight on Sunday (9th September).

Investigating officers are still trying to establish the circumstances of the collision and have released an image of a white van believed to have been in the area at the time. It is thought the van turned into Hagley Road, towards Quinton.

Police would like to speak to van driver

Officers would like to speak to the driver who they believe may have information which could help their investigation.

Pc Mark Crozier, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Ellis at this devastating time.

“We are determined to find out exactly what occurred in the build up to the bike hitting the tree.

“From our enquiries we understand a white van was in the area at the time and we need the driver to speak to us about what they saw.”

Earlier this week, Ellis’s family paid tribute to their loved one saying: “The love we have for Ellis in our hearts will never fade.  He is loved by many and will always be our beautiful boy.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time, quoting log number 2845 of 09/09/18. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Friends of Ellis have set up a crowdfunder to: “Help give Ellis the best send off ❤️ For Ellis, his Parents, Brother, Daughter, Family & Friends RIP ❤️” Click the image below to donate:


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