7th Dec, 2016

Appeal to track down woman who may hold information about fatal hit and run

Coventry Editorial 15th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A WOMAN waiting at a Coventry bus-stop may hold vital information about a fatal hit-and-run.

Police investigating the death of 56-year-old pedestrian Christopher Masterson are appealing for a woman waiting at the bus stop on Henley Road, Bell Green, to come forward.

The woman, is described as middle aged with short, dark hair and was wearing a grey, three-quarter length coat; she was carrying a black handbag and an orange Sainsbury’s carrier bag.

Officers believe she may have information about the fatal crash at the junction of Dame Agnes Grove and Henley Road at around 1pm on Saturday, January 30.

Mr Masterson was seriously injured when he was hit by a small vehicle, which failed to stop at the scene.

He died later in hospital.

Sergeant Alan Wood, from the regional Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have made significant progress within this investigation, but are still urging witnesses who haven’t yet called us to get in touch.

“I am aware that there were two ladies at the bus stop on Henley Road near to Agnes Grove. We have identified one of them but I would like to appeal to the other lady to get in touch.”

A 30-year-old man, from the Bell Green area, attended Coventry police station on February 3 and was arrested on suspicion of causing death of by dangerous driving.

He was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call the Sergeant Alan Wood on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.