Police seek Land Rover occupants after man killed in collision

POLICE a crash which killed a 27-year-old man last night appealed for information about those inside the vehicle who fled the scene.

Officers arrested a 15-year-old youth near the scene of the crash which happened at approximately 12.20pm on Saturday, and involved a silver Range Rover which collided with the pedestrian and the wall of a building on North Road.

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.

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Det Supt Steve Smith who is leading the investigation, said: “We are currently focusing our efforts to identify the people in the vehicle at the time of the incident and have renewed our appeal for information.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw a silver Range Rover with a personalised number plate driving through the town on Saturday morning in the hours and minutes leading up to the crash. And, to anyone who saw the occupants run from the vehicle after it crashed.”

The 27-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was on his way to buy some lunch at the time of the crash, police said.

The vehicle was not reported stolen at the time of the collision and part of the investigation is to establish how those who were in the vehicle when it crashed came to be in possession of it.

Call police on 101 with information.