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CCTV released as police search for witnesses of pensioner hit and run 10 years on

Do you recognise this man? Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police investigating the hit-and-run death of a pensioner from Knaresborough ten years ago have released a new CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Bill Hendry was killed as he crossed Stockwell Lane in Knaresborough.

Bill Hendry was crossing the road with his dog when he was hit Credit: Family photo

Earlier this year his family made an emotional appeal to try and catch the driver, as detectives launched a fresh appeal for information on the tenth anniversary of his death this February.

Police believe the driver who struck Mr Hendry was travelling at speed before they drove off and left him lying in the middle of the street.

Many of the original lines of enquiry have been thoroughly explored.

However, detectives say new information has come to light following the appeal earlier this year.

They are keen to trace a large-build, dark-haired man in a dark fleece pictured by CCTV in the former Chain Lane Post Office, which is now a convenience store. Police believe he may have vital information about the collision.

Detective Chief Inspector David Ellis, who is leading the current appeal, said: “We’ve had a good response to the appeal we launched in February on the tenth anniversary of Mr Hendry’s death, including some new information that we believe is significant to the investigation.

During a very thorough and extensive investigation over the last decade, we’ve identified and spoken to numerous people who were near the scene on the day Mr Hendry died.

Although the information they’ve shared hasn’t enabled us to find his killer, it has helped build the picture as to what happened.

We’d like to thank the people of Knaresborough for their support and co-operation with this appeal so far and urge anyone who has yet to share information with us - particularly about the identity of the man in the fleece - to get in touch.

– Detective Chief Inspector David Ellis