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 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.
The family of Chris Colegate have paid tribute to the grandfather after he was hit by a vehicle in Poole on Friday 13th December.
Mr Colegate was frail and used two walking sticks to help him move around.
Mr Colegate was part of the Royal Navy and every year took his family to the Navy day in Portsmouth.
Our Dad was a popular character and the nature of his illness meant he was distinctive when out and about and his frailty obvious. Despite his chronic disabilities he remained independent and as active as possible.He was well-known in the community for his generous nature and happy disposition. He would do anything for his family and friends.He loved his grandchildren to bits and would do anything for them. Every year on her birthday, he made his granddaughter a number for her playhouse to reflect her age. It is her birthday on Christmas Day. She knows there will be no number eight this year.
The family of a pensioner who was killed after being hit by a car in Poole is appealing for the driver to come forward. Martin Dowse has been to see where Chris Colegate was fatally hit and he has this report.
Police investigating a fatal hit and run in Poole are now offering a reward of up to £1000 for information.
Christopher Colegate, 69, from Poole, was tragically struck by a vehicle which failed to stop at the junction of Darby’s Lane and Heath Avenue on Friday night.
I urge the driver involved in this collision to please do the right thing and get in touch. This has caused Mr Colegate’s family great distress. We know the driver would have been aware of the collision and I urge him or her to get in contact with us immediately. This will not go away; we will find you. In particular, we would like to speak with the driver of a silver family sized car travelling in Darby’s Lane toward Johnston Road, a family sized car that turned right from Darby’s Lane into Heath Avenue and a family sized car that turned left from Darby’s Lane into Popes Road."
A reward is now being offered following a hit and run that killed 69-year-old man from Poole last week.
Christopher Colegate from Poole was killed after he was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene and he suffered significant injuries.
Police are continuing to search for witnesses who were in Darby's Lane at around 7.25pm on Friday evening.
Members of the public will be eligible for the cash reward if they call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 - with information that leads to the arrest and charge of the offender.
I urge the driver involved in this collision to please do the right thing and get in touch. This has caused Mr Colegate’s family great distress. We know the driver would have been aware of the collision and I urge him or her to get in contact with us immediately. This will not go away; we will find you.”
– Inspector Matt Butler, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit