Boscombe: Three Men Bailed After Hit And Run Death

13 May 2015, 18:23

Three men have been bailed by police investigating a woman's death in a hit and run in Boscombe.

The arrested men - a 25-year-old man and a 49-year-old man, both from Hertfordshire, and a 23-year-old Bournemouth man - have been released on bail until the beginning of August 2015 pending further enquiries.

At around 1.10am on Saturday 9 May 2015, police were called to a serious injury road traffic collision in Christchurch Road between the junctions of Knyveton Road and Knole Road.

A 42-year-old woman, from Bournemouth, was struck by a white Peugeot 106 with the registration X844LGD. The car failed to stop at the scene and was found abandoned a short time later in Boscombe Overcliff Drive.

The woman died a short time later. Her family are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

A joint investigation was launched by officers from Dorset Police's Traffic Unit and Major Crime Investigation Team.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of the car before or after the incident.

Inspector Matt Butler, of Dorset Police's Traffic Unit, said:

"We believe that following the collision two men, possibly connected with the incident, subsequently met three women in the area and took taxis to an address in the Boscombe pier area. Although these women were in no way involved in this incident, I would urge them to contact me in confidence as they may have vital information to help with the investigation.

"We also have received information that a taxi driver, unconnected with this group, drove past the scene towards Boscombe around the time of the collision. I am keen to speak to the driver of this taxi.

"I am also appealing for anyone who may have seen a white Peugeot 106 in the Boscombe area on the evening of Friday 8 May 2015 before or after the collision to call 101 in confidence.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the Boscombe area between 1am and 1.30am on that day who may have cameras fitted to their car, lorry or van."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101.