Appeal for key witness to come forward after fatal collision

Police are appealing for a man to come forward who may have vital information to help an investigation into a fatal road traffic collision in Hartlepool.

28-year-old James Gibson from Tyneside was killed on 19th December last year following a collision with a blue Jaguar on Grange Road at around 5.35pm.

We have had a good response from people coming forward with information, but I would like to speak with this man who may have engaged in conversation with the driver of the car.

It may be that this man is from out of the area or that he doesn’t feel his information is relevant, but I would be keen to speak with him.

I would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or was in the street immediately afterwards and hasn’t come forward."

– Sgt Harry Simpson, Cleveland Police

The driver of the Jaguar, a 58-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and he is currently on bail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Harry Simpson on 101.