Renewed appeal after Poole hit and run

Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a fatal fail to stop collision – with details and an image of a vehicle they are keen to trace being released.

Club offers £1000 reward for hit and run appeal

A club in Poole, that the victim of a fatal hit and run was walking to when he died, has offered a £1000 reward for information to find the driver.

The renewed appeal comes after 69-year-old Chris Colegate was hit by a vehicle on Friday 13th December in Poole who failed to stop at the scene.

Mr Colegate was on his way to the Oakdale Conservative Club when he was hit and they have offered the reward money in the hope it will lead to the arrest of an offender.

Like the rest of the local community we are really saddened by this incident. Chris Colegate was a regular at the club and had many friends here. We all miss him dearly. We urge anyone with any information about this tragic collision to do the right thing and contact Dorset Police. No matter how small, your information could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.”

– Bob Barnes, chairman of Oakdale Conservative Club

Police release image of hit and run car

The car wanted in connection with the death of Chris Colegate in Poole Credit: Dorset Police

Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a fatal fail to stop collision – with details and an image of a vehicle they are keen to trace being released.

Christopher Colegate, 69, from Poole, was tragically struck by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene. He suffered significant injuries and was taken to Poole Hospital but sadly later died.

Police Sergeant Stuart Pitman, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said:

“This BMW was in the immediate area of the collision scene at the time and I am convinced the driver would have witnessed some of the incident. I wish to make it clear that I believe this to be a witness not a suspect."

“And as we approach Christmas Day, I would urge the driver involved in this collision to do the right thing and call Dorset Police.”

The charity Crimestoppers has offered has offered a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charge of an offender.

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