Two arrested after Wolverhampton hit-and run death of 74-year old cyclist

Police appeal for witnesses to incident on Thursday afternoon

by John Stevenson   July 12, 2013  

Broken bike (CC licensed image by garryknight, www.flickr.com)

Two men have been arrested after a hit-and-run crash yesterday that left a 74-year-old bike rider dead on the A449 Stafford Road in Wolverhampton, according to a report from the Express and Star.

Police issued an alert to be on the look out for a black Seat with damage to the front, and last night recovered a black Seat Leon from a nearby garage.

Two men aged 30 and 33 were arrested and released on bail while investigations continue.

The crash victim, whose name has not yet been released, was confirmed dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics to help him.

Sgt Tim Rogers, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This was a tragic case where a man has lost his life and the driver of the vehicle involved failed to stop and contact police.

"I want to thank the public for the response to our appeal to trace the car yesterday and would continue to ask anyone who witnessed what happened or anyone with any information to come forward and call us."

Witnesses should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Bet they're running scard of the £350 fine thats coming their way.

posted by georgee [139 posts]
12th July 2013 - 15:51

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Dont forget the ultimate threat of a suspended sentence, that will show them

posted by lolol [117 posts]
12th July 2013 - 16:13

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This has got to stop. So sad RIP.

fancynancy's picture

posted by fancynancy [60 posts]
12th July 2013 - 16:20

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If you want to help it stop then go to this website. http://www.e-activist.com/ea-campaign/broadcast.response.do?ea.url.id=15...

posted by Minty [26 posts]
12th July 2013 - 16:36

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Sad

posted by swelbo [33 posts]
12th July 2013 - 16:39

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12 month driving ban,12 months community service no doubt
scumbags

posted by ScotchPoth [49 posts]
12th July 2013 - 17:42

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I think it's time we start a new cycling club called something like "Vigilantes Revenge CC".
Any suggestions for it's raison d'etre ?

Enjoy

posted by cisgil23 [48 posts]
12th July 2013 - 18:05

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I'm in.

posted by IanW1968 [165 posts]
12th July 2013 - 19:48

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Time to tell the Government that there is no longer any respect for the justice system period, we need a new republic.

DevonJohn

posted by solkanofastera [24 posts]
12th July 2013 - 20:04

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A momentary lapse of concentration no doubt Angry

posted by SideBurn [804 posts]
13th July 2013 - 9:40

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In case anyone missed that.

I think there should be Zero-tolerence for anything that could get you points deducted, I know of someone who sweet-talked their way out of being booked for drink driving, that shouldn't be possible.

posted by kie7077 [465 posts]
13th July 2013 - 14:40

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He loved his cycling and his family. If he wasn't out on his bike around the lanes of Shropshire and Staffordshire then he was watching the cycling on Eurosport. He'd always be happy to wave or stop for a chat to other cyclists. He used to ride/race for Hill Top Cycling Club way back in the 1950s before having to give it up do his National Service in the army. He will be very sadly missed.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2013/07/16/tribute...

posted by dts3_1999 [10 posts]
19th July 2013 - 10:56

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