HEARTACHE OVER HIT-RUN GRAN

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THE FAM­ILY of a granny killed by a hit-and-run driver have told of their heart­break.

Po­lice said yes­ter­day that a fourth per­son, a man of 47, had been ar­rested over the death of Kr­ishna Devi Droch, 62.

She was hit by a Vaux­hall Zafira that is be­lieved to have gone the wrong side of a keep left bol­lard in Handsworth, Birm­ing­ham, on Thurs­day morn­ing. The car was later found burnt out in a nearby close.

In a state­ment re­leased by po­lice, Mrs Droch’s fam­ily said: “We’ve been left heart­bro­ken.

“She was not only a mother but a daugh­ter, sis­ter, grand­mother and aunt.

“This is not only a loss to the f am­ily but a l oss to t he com­mu­nity.

“Through her kind­ness and sup­port she was the foun­da­tion of our fam­ily.

“Although noth­ing can ever re­place what we have lost, her love and care will stay with us for ever.”

Po­lice be­lieve the Zafira was be­ing followed by a Vaux­hall Corsa and a Ford Mon­deo be­fore the tragedy.

The Corsa and Mon­deo have been re­cov­ered. The 47-year-old man was last night be­ing ques­tioned on sus­pi­cion of caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing after he handed him­self in at a city po­lice sta­tion on Fri­day night.

A 22- year- old man and two boys aged 16 and 13, who are be­lieved to have been in the Corsa, were ar­rested in Handsworth on Thurs­day night and l ater re­leased, un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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