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Police arrest hit & run driver

| 13/11/2010 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Updated Monday 10:30am – Police have arrested a 28 year old man in connection with a hit and run in which 52-year-old Winston Welsh was killed in George Town, late Friday night. The suspected driver was arrested in George Town early Sunday morning, a police spokesperson said, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The car suspected of being involved in the incident has also been recovered by the RCIPS and is undergoing forensic examination and the man remains in custody while enquiries continue, the police said. The 52 year old victim was mowed down by an on coming car as he attempted to cross Crewe Road near to the Mango Tree Restaurant after parking his own van on the airport side of the road. (Photo Dennie WarrenJr)

The victim received serious head injuries in the incident and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town, where he later died.

The car failed to stop after hitting the victim but witnesses on the scene immediately following the incident said that they saw a small white car making off towards the roundabout, heading in the direction of the airport. Officers involved in the hunt for the hit and run driver appealed to the public for help to find the car and offered their thanks to those who had assisted following the arrest.

If anyone has any information about the incident and has not yet contacted the police, they are being asked to call Inspector Adrian Barnett at the RCIPS Traffic Department on 946-6254 or Crime Stoppers 800 –8477 (TIPS).

 

 

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