[08 NOV 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Police Home In On
Lorry That Killed Motorcyclist
hunting a lorry driver who only stopped after hitting a
motorcyclist to remove the wreckage from under his wheels say they
have made good progress in their search.
motorcyclist, Ronald Cobbledick, aged 43, of Rossendale in
Lancashire, died in the incident on the M40, near the junction
with the M42 on Monday 30 October shortly after 6pm.
have put a similar number of officers on the case of finding the
lorry of the driver as they might for a murder, and they say they
have had a good response.
witnesses have come forward following appeals at the Barn Hill
service station and posters at the scene of the crash.
drivers who drove past the scene shortly after the crash have also
contacted officers heading the case.
video footage of traffic travelling near the scene has been
monitored to try and get any clues to the identity of the lorry.
say they are now keen to speak to the driver of a lorry seen
parked on the hard shoulder in the area shortly after the crash.
Glyn Timmins said:
have spent a long time viewing the videos of traffic travelling
from the M42 to the M40 around the time of the collision.
are interested in tracing the driver of an articulated lorry,
dark in colour, possible blue, who had stopped his lorry on the
hard shoulder with his hazard lights on.
urgently need to speak to this driver and I would urge this
driver to come forward.
are continuing to view video evidence from cameras at two
separate occasions each side of the scene.
will be using the latest digital technology to enhance the
images we have, to find exact details of the lorry involved and
traffic travelling by the scene.
vehicle is likely to have sustained some damage and I would ask
that anyone who has recently carried out urgent repairs on a
heavy goods vehicle with central or nearside damage to phone
who can help should call the incident room on 01926 415257,
Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or Warwickshire Police traffic base
on 01925 415464.