Police in Walsall investigating the tragic hit-and-run death of a seven-year-old girl have made significant progress, discovering two abandoned motorbikes related to the incident. Meanwhile, a 14-year-old boy, who was initially arrested in connection with the incident, has been released on bail.
The victim, Katniss Seleznev, left her mother, Tsvetelina Selezneva, heartbroken and devastated. In a poignant Facebook post, the grieving mother expressed her profound sorrow, describing her daughter as her “star” and struggling to come to terms with the loss.
Katniss was found with critical injuries and taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital but tragically succumbed to her injuries. The arrest of the 14-year-old boy on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving triggered an intensive investigation by West Midlands police.
In a touching tribute to her daughter, Tsvetelina Selezneva conveyed her heartache, expressing her reluctance to say goodbye to her beloved “star.” The community has also paid their respects at the scene of the accident, leaving numerous bouquets, balloons, and stuffed toys in memory of Katniss. The outpouring of support and condolences from strangers has been a source of comfort during this difficult time for the grieving family.
Det Sgt Paul Hughes of the force’s serious collision investigation unit expressed gratitude for the information received from the public and urged anyone with further details to come forward to assist in their ongoing investigation. While the authorities work tirelessly to uncover the facts surrounding the incident, the family is asking for privacy as they grieve their devastating loss.