Police continue hunt for fatal hit-and-run driver

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Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fail-to-stop road traffic collision in Bradford in which a 70-year-old local man died after his mobility scooter was in collision with a car on Friday lunchtime.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Dunkerley, from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: ‘‘The incident occurred around 12.40pm on Friday (20/2) when the man was crossing Leeds Road (A647), from the Thornbury Avenue side, when he was struck by black coloured Seat Leon Cupra vehicle, which was travelling in the direction of Thornbury.

‘‘The 70-year-old man sustained severe injuries as a result of the collision and sadly died at the scene. The two male occupants of the Seat Leon are believed to have left the collision and we are currently undertaking urgent enquiries to locate these men. One of them is described as an Asian male with Pakistani or Indian heritage.’’

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via: 101 and quoting crime reference number: 13150070658. Information can also be given, anonymously and in confidence, through Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.