North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a car hit a pedestrian in Stokesley and left the scene.
At around 12.15pm on Sunday 20 October, a light-coloured car travelling along Sowerby Crescent mounted the pavement and struck a 16-year-old male pedestrian.
The victim was walking with an 18-year-old male friend when he was hit. He sustained cuts and bruises, the 18-year-old was uninjured.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist the investigation to contact them.
We have a situation where a car has hit a pedestrian and the driver has driven off without any concern for the welfare of the victim. Thankfully he was not seriously injured but the outcome could have been far more serious.
“The only description we have of the offending vehicle is that it was light coloured. Therefore I am appealing to anyone who was in theSowerby Crescent area on Sunday and either saw what happened or can assist with identifying the driver, gets in touch.”
– Traffic Constable Neil Cholmondeley, North Yorkshire Police
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.
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.
Stokesley police are appealing for information following a second theft of cable on the A172. Thieves stole 800m of cable from the road in July. The second theft, of around 1100m of cable, took place at the beginning of August.
As well as stealing the cable, the offenders also caused significant amount of damage to cereal crops in the fields they entered to steal the cable.
The investigations have shown that whoever stole the cable will have used specialised cutting equipment to remove it. If you can identify the people responsible for this theft I urge you to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away. I would also like to hear from you if you may have seen any suspicious activity in the area or vehicles parked in unusual locations. I am particularly keen to speak to any scrap metal dealers who may have been offered the cable. Working with these dealers is a key way to reducing the theft of cable."
– PC Wayne Whitfield, Stokesley Safer Neighbourhood Team