Manhunt continues to find Dolars Aleksanders as one man is arrested over Coventry hit and run - The Coventry Observer

Manhunt continues to find Dolars Aleksanders as one man is arrested over Coventry hit and run

Coventry Editorial 18th Jun, 2024   0

POLICE in Coventry are continuing their manhunt to find Dolars Aleksanders who is wanted in connection with the death of 12-year-old Keaton Slater.

Specialist officers from West Midlands Police are ‘working around the clock’ in a bid to find Aleksanders who is wanted on suspicous of death by dangerous driving.

Last night another 21-year-old man was detained at an address in Coventry just before 4am on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody.

Officers are still appealing for the public’s help in finding Aleksanders, who is also 21.

Young Keaton sadly lost his life after he was hit by a black BMW in Radford Road, shortly after 4.30pm on June 14.

Today, police released two new photos of the youngster, as they step up their investigation to find Aleksanders. and appeal for more information.

Det Insp Sam Lewis, from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We believe there were four people in the car at the time, and we are working hard to understand their involvement in the night’s tragic events.

“One of those is being treated as a witness, while another has been voluntarily interviewed and released under investigation.

“We believe the man in custody today was also in the car, as was Dolars Alexsanders.

“We continue to support Keaton’s family at this time, and they and the officers have been touched by the huge outpouring of support there has been since Friday.

“Our efforts remain focused on finding and arresting Dolars Alexsanders. I’d ask for anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch with us right away on 999 and do the right thing.”

West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is continuing its investigation and is asking for anyone who has dashcam footage from the surrounding area to come forward.

The force has seized a black BMW after it was found abandoned on Friday evening in New Arley and that is being forensically examined.

Anyone with further information is urged to call 999 immediately quoting log 3407 of 14 June.

You can also email [email protected].


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