[12 FEB 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Man Killed By Hit
And Run Driver
man was killed early today after being struck by a hit-and-run
motorist believed to be driving a stolen car.
victim was hit in Tachbrook Road, Leamington outside the Windmill
pub at 7.20am.
incident room has been set up by police to investigate the death.
It is believed that a blue Mercedes hit the man.
similar car was discovered abandoned on the Queensway industrial
estate behind the EMI building at 7.50am. It had been stolen from
a house in Harbury Lane, Heathcote at 5.30am..
George Stepney appealed for witnesses to contact him on 01926
415000. He particularly urged anyone in Harbury Lane who was
disturbed by the car theft and who may have seen something to come
13 FEBRUARY: The victim has been named by police as Patrick
Swain, aged 52, of Coterills Close, Whitnash.
21-year-old man and a youth aged 16 have been arrested on
suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, aggravated taking
of a vehicle, and burglary. they are currently in custody at
Leamington police station.