Mohammed Shadab and his wife died in a suspected hit-and-run (Image: SWNS)

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Five girls have been orphaned after their parents were killed by a suspected hit-and-run driver.

Mohammed Shadab and his wife died after a blue Saab hit their motorbike in Acocks Green, Birmingham.

The car fled the scene of the crash on Saturday evening but was later found nearby by police.

A 47-year-old man was arrested and is being quizzed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Paramedics tried to save Mr Shadab and his wife, who has not been named, but they died at the scene.

Tributes were paid on social media to the couple, who lived locally and had five daughters under the age of 15.

Police at the scene in Acocks Green, Birmingham
(Image: Roger Harmer / SWNS)

Shania Speers wrote: “This is my sister and brother-in-law. They have left behind 5 beautiful kids.

“I pray for everyone to share this story, in the hope they can determine how this tragic event happened.”

A post on a community Facebook site confirmed “the passing away of Brother Mohammed Shadab and his beloved wife”.

It added: “They leave behind five young children.”

Floral tributes following the tragic crash
(Image: SWNS)

Uzmaan Ali posted on Facebook: “The guy who has passed away was a very pleasant man.

“He was humble and always meant well.”

Aisha Fatima wrote: “My heart’s breaking for his five daughters who not only lost their father but their mother too.”

A neighbour of the couple said: "Mo was a lovely bloke. They had five daughters, the oldest being 15."

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, of West Midlands Police, appealed for witnesses who saw the crash to come forward.

The dead couple leave behind five children
(Image: SWNS)

He said: “Our thoughts are with the victims’ family members and friends at this traumatic time.”

The horror crash, on a road locals said is plagued by speeding drivers, was captured on CCTV.

Saif Minhas, 47, a dad-of-four, said: “We heard a bang from the road and ran out.

“There were two people lying on the floor on the other side of the road and bleeding heavily.

“The bike was ahead of them facing down the road. The car wasn’t there so must have driven off.

“Lots of people were already with them and we checked for a pulse but there was nothing there.

“It was quite traumatic hearing the collision and going over to see them dying.”