Telford taxi driver murder probe: Victim named as Ishfaq Hussain

By Sophie Madden | Madeley | Crime | Published:

A taxi driver who died in a crash in Telford has been named by the Shropshire coroner as Ishfaq Hussain.

It comes after it was revealed four people arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on investigation.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene where Mr Hussain died on Monday night.

The Go Carz driver, who was in his 50s, died when his taxi – a red Skoda Octavia – hit a tree in Madeley.

The scene of the accident where floral tributes have been placed

Detectives are currently investigating reports an occupant of the Skoda was involved in two arguments with the occupants of a silver Peugeot 307 shortly before the crash.

The first altercation is said to have happened close to the Tesco store on Park Avenue in Madeley and the second shortly afterwards, near to the pedestrian crossing close to the entrance of the nearby Woodlands School

A closure outside Tesco which is believed by police to have been the scene of an altercation before the crash
Ironbridge Road closed on Tuesday


The driver suffered a cardiac arrest and was given CPR at the scene of the crash on Ironbridge Road at 10.30pm, but could not be saved.

A passenger in the Skoda, a man in his 20s, was also taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life threatening.

Two women aged 37 and 18, and two men aged 31 and 18, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday and were released under investigation yesterday morning.

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Anyone who has any information should quote reference 874s of August 7.

The coroner’s office said that no date had yet been set for an inquest into the death of Mr Hussain

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.

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