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Pedestrian killed in Stokesley hit and run

News Article, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Article By: Dave Roberts

First Published: 20 January 2012

NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE have launch a hunt for the occupants of a silver Range Rover that collided with a wall and a pedestrian, resulting in death of the pedestrian in the town of Stokesley yesterday.

The occupants of the silver Range Rover fled the scene of the collision which occurred in North Road at approximately 12.20pm on Saturday 19 January 2013.

The occupants of the Range Rover were seen running from the vehicle after the collision, one was arrested nearby, and a search is ongoing to locate the others.

Police officers are carrying out enquiries to locate the remaining occupants of the Range Rover and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. They are also appealing to anyone who saw the Range Rover travelling through the town to contact them. Officers are especially keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash.

Detective Superintendent Steve Smith, said: "It's vital that we find who is responsible for this tragedy and establish the exact circumstances which led to it.

"I'm therefore appealing to anyone who has any information, including anyone who may be shielding occupants of the Range Rover, to do the right thing and report what they know to the police."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and give information to the Force Control Room quoting incident number 212 of 19 January.

You can also pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 15-year-old youth (male) has been arrested and is currently in currently in police custody.

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