Police name minicab driver from Nottingham killed in horror head-on crash with joyrider

Nottinghamshire Police have named the fatal crash victim following an incident in Radford on Saturday morning.

Police crash investigators have confirmed that private hire driver Gurmit Singh Matharu, 54, of Basford, Nottingham sadly passed away following the two car collision in Radford Road.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody.

Officers were called to the collision at around 9.50am, with Gregory Boulevard remaining closed for most of the day.

The family have asked for privacy at this sad time and would urge people to stop sharing social media pictures and videos of the incident.

Detective Sergeant Adam Cooper from Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "We are appealing to anyone who was travelling along Gregory Boulevard around the time of the collision to contact us with any information that they think could help our investigation.

“Since the incident was first reported, our team have been working to understand the circumstances surrounding the collision and we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have captured the collision on dashcam footage.

"The force is aware of images and videos of the scene being shared on social media. We would ask you to consider the impact on the family and friends of  Gurmit Singh Matharu and please stop sharing this content. Thank you."

Anyone with any information which could help the investigation is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 200 of 4 July 2020.

Image credit: Nottinghamshire Police

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