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28 June 2013, 12:25
A reward of up to £50,000 has been offered by Crimestoppers for information to trace a white Peugeot Partner van believed to be involved in an incident at Costco, Bushey on Sunday May 26th which resulted in the death of a young father.
The incident happened at around 2.45 pm in the car park of Costco when 34-year-old Prasanna Arulchelvam fell from a moving white van.
He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in London but sadly died as a result of his injuries on Thursday June 6th.
Detectives are determined to trace the owners of a white Peugeot Partner van and its occupants.
Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a tragic incident which has resulted in a young man sadly losing his life. We are still trying to ascertain the exact details as to what happened in the car park of Costco, prior to our victim falling from the van which has resulted in him sustaining fatal injuries.
“We are continuing to follow several lines of enquiry into this investigation but I am specifically appealing for information in relation to the white van which was used in this incident.
“We believe the van is a white Peugeot Partner van and that it was involved in crime. Do you recognise this van and know the owner or user of it ? Costco in Bushey attracts traders from all over London and the Home Counties, perhaps this van and its occupants are from outside Hertfordshire?
“I am also appealing to any member of the public who may have been approached by the occupants of this van at a retail outlet in Watford or other locations across the South East to come forward? Perhaps you have been involved in an incident involving the van or occupants and did not report this to police? If so, we would very much like to hear from you.
I also believe that the persons using this van will have told others about the incident. I would hope that anyone who has any information will come forward and help us with this enquiry. A reward of up to £50,000 has been offered."
Association of Convenience Stores, Chief Executive, James Lowman, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family after this horrific incident. We want to help the police, through Crimestoppers, to catch those responsible and we hope that by funding this reward we will play a part in securing more information to support the investigation.”
Anyone with information can contact police on our incident room number: 01707 355959 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.