Tuesday, 20 January 2009

4X4 driver abandoned dying child cyclist

A DRIVER who left a 10-year-old boy dying after hitting him with his 4x4 was yesterday branded “shameful”.

Prosecuting Gareth Preston said: “No one was aware a car had been involved. It is clear he had no intention of coming forward.” Following a post mortem it was believed that the fall off his bike had killed Lee. But police started investigating the involvement of a vehicle after evidence from one his young friends.

CCTV pictures then matched the blue Freelander to the location and a search was conducted, with the help of Land Rover, to track the owners of every vehicle that matched this description. This led officers to the address of Allen and on September 11 he was arrested.