An 18-year-old and a 15-year-old boy are being questioned after a Range Rover crashed, killing a pedestrian and smashing into the wall of a building in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. The occupants of the car then ran off.
A fourth man has been arrested after 27-year-old Douglas Robertson was killed on 19 Januray in Stokesley after being hit by a Range Rover.
A 20-year-old man from the Stockton-on-Tees area is being questioned by police. A 23-year-old man from the Durham area who was arrested on Monday has been released on conditional police bail.
A 15-year-old youth charged with causing death by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without a licence and driving without insurance, appeared at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court yesterday. He has been remanded in custody to appear at court again on 1 February 2013.
Police have named the victim killed in a collision on North Road in Stokesley. Douglas Scott Robertson who was 27-years-old and came from the area died in the accident at the weekend. Two people have been arrested in connection with the crash.
Police have arrested an 18-year-old after a man was killed in a suspected hit and run in Stokesley in North Yorkshire. Officers are still questioning a 15-year-old boy who was arrested at the scene and are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.
Pedestrian killed in "teen hit and run" in Stokesley.
Police are hunting the occupants of a car who fled after the vehicle crashed, killing a pedestrian and smashing into the wall of a building in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Police say one of those in the car, a 15-year-old boy was arrested, but a search is underway to find the others.
The collision happened at about 12.20pm on Saturday and involved a silver Range Rover which collided with the pedestrian and the wall of a building on North Road, in the market town. The occupants of the Range Rover were seen running from the vehicle after the collision; one was arrested nearby.
“It’s vital that we find who is responsible for this tragedy and establish the exact circumstances which led to it. I’m therefore appealing to anyone who has any information, including anyone who may be shielding occupants of the Range Rover, to do the right thing and report what they know to the police.”
– Detective Superintendent Steve Smith, North Yorkshire Police.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the Range Rover travelling through Stokesley prior to the collision and anyone who witnessed the actual crash, to please contact them as soon as possible.