Officers have now issued an appeal to trace two women
Police have named the man who died after he was found lying the middle of a road during huge thunderstorms.
Forty-nine-year-old Tarjinder Singh Padda was found in the middle of a South Staffordshire Road.
Emergency services were called to Furnace Grange Road in Trysull, South Staffordshire, at around 11:05 pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, to reports that a man had been found lying in the road, around 300 metres from the junction of Ebstree Road.
Paramedics found Tarjinder, known by his nickname Lola, with serious head injuries.
The Wolverhampton man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, however, he sadly died a few days later.
An investigation was launched and Staffordshire Police appealed for information about Tarjinder’s death.
Police said there had been a number of people in the area as huge thunderstorms had broken out following the heatwave.
Officers have now issued an appeal to trace two women who may be able to help with the investigation.
They were in a small car that was parked in Furnace Grange Road and were watching the thunderstorms.
It is believed that they may have seen a van leaving the area and heading in the direction of The Ford and The Roughs.
Specialist officers are supporting Tarjinder’s family who have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.
PC James Addison, investigating officer from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:
“I am aware that there were a number of people out that night watching the lightning storms.”
“I am particularly keen to speak with two women who were parked on Furnace Grange Road a short distance away from the incident.”
A post-mortem test has taken place, but no cause of death has yet been released.
Anyone with any information about the incident should email firstname.lastname@example.org, message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, quoting incident number 872 of 11 August or call 101.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In a separate incident, a man was found dead on April 25, 2020, in a London alleyway.
The police and the London Ambulance Service were called to Station Road at 10:56 pm to reports that an unresponsive man had been found in an alleyway.
Despite the best efforts from paramedics, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was formally identified as Baljit Singh, who is believed to have lived in the Hayes area. Mr Singh’s next of kin have now been informed.
It was revealed that Mr Singh was strangled to death.
It was believed that Mr Singh was involved in a disagreement with the two individuals before he was “viciously” attacked and killed.