Re-Appeal For Wanted Man

16 January 2012, 17:14

On the six month anniversary of the road traffic collision that killed 40-year-old Jason Crane in Watford last year, police are re-appealing for any information regarding a man still wanted in connection with the investigation.

Twenty-two-year-old Thomas O’Leary (also known as Tommy), from Carmelite Road in Harrow, is wanted in connection with the collision – which happened on Tylers Way, Watford on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at approximately 1.20pm.

Thomas is also known to have connections in Watford, Bushey and Harrow. If members of the public have any information on his whereabouts, they should contact police via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number on 101.

Alternatively, anonymously call Crimestoppers (an independent charity) on 0800 555 111. A cash reward of £1,000 is on offer from Crimestoppers to any member of the public who comes forward with information that helps to catch those responsible for this crime.

Wanted Thomas O'Leary

Jason Crane, from Croxley Green, sadly passed away at the scene of the collision. Jason was a passenger in a white van which collided with a silver Audi. Three young men - thought to be travelling in the Audi - are alleged to have left the scene on foot before emergency services arrived.

Senior Investigating Officer, Inspector Andy Piper, said: “At six months since the collision that killed family man Jason Crane, we still need to track down Thomas O’Leary. If anyone knows of Thomas’s whereabouts or if anyone has any information about him, I would ask you to get in contact with us as soon as possible.”

He added: “I am also still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision and still hasn’t yet spoken to police to contact us. Although arrests have been made, we are still looking for people who may have been involved in the collision and need further information from members of the public to help us in our investigations.”

The scene

Five people have been arrested in connection with this investigation. These include a 19-year-old man from Dunstable; a 45-year-old man from Watford; a 16-year-old boy from Watford; an 18-year-old man from Harrow and a 17-year-old from Harrow. All are on police bail as enquiries continue.