Stroud hit and run
Police have released CCTV images of potentially key witnesses as they continue to investigate a hit in run in Stroud that left a woman with serious injuries.
47 year-old Julie Bloodworth was left fighting for her life in hospital, after being by a car in Brick Row, it is thought Julie was then dragged into Parliament Street car park, where she was found.
The CCTV images show two women and a light coloured car, believed to be a Renault Laguna, passing the police station on Parliament Street at 10.15pm on Saturday, February 13 – around the time the incident took place.
Local Police Inspector Hannaford said:
“We do not believe these people are connected in any way to the incident but it is vitally important they come forward because they may have crucial information about what happened to Julie Bloodworth that night.
“If you recognise yourself, know who these women are or who is driving the car, we urge you to call us as soon as possible. These people may not recall seeing anything, but equally they may be able to provide some small detail crucial to the investigation.”
Inspector Hannaford also used the release of the images to reiterate her call for those responsible to come forward:
“Julie Bloodworth is a mother and a sister. It could have been anyone’s mother or sister caught up in these events.
“It seems inconceivable that the driver did not know what happened and is something that will remain on their conscience forever. For the sake of Julie and her family we urge to the driver to come forward and for the sake of doing the right thing and clearing their own conscience, we appeal for them to get in touch.
“We remain confident that our investigation combined with the help of the local community will help us to identify the vehicle involved and therefore also the driver and so our message to the driver remains come forward before we identify you ourselves.”
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident number 445 of February 13. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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