Second man arrested in Swindon hit and run murder investigation

By Jamie Hill - 11 July 2018


Wiltshire Police can confirm that a second man has been arrested in connection with the hit and run murder investigation in Swindon.

At 8:50pm on Sunday 8 July a collision occurred between a red Toyota and a Blue Corsa at the junction of Southernwood Drive and Westfield Way, Swindon.

The passenger of the Toyota, a 75 year old local man, got out of his vehicle to exchange details but was struck by the Corsa when it drove off from the scene. He sustained serious injuries and sadly died in hospital during the evening of Monday 9 July.

His family have been informed and are receiving support from police.

A 24 year old man from London was arrested last night (Tuesday 10 July) also on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody at Gablecross Police Station for interview.

The 21-year-old man from Swindon who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

DI Jim Taylor, from the Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team who is leading the investigation renewed his appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

He said: “My team are working tirelessly on this investigation which is making good progress. I'd like to thank those who have given us information so far and even though we have made two arrests I am still asking that anyone who saw the collision comes forward as it may be that they have that small detail which could help us get justice for the victim and his family."

Were you in the area of Southernwood Drive / Westfield Way at the time of the collision?

Did you see the red Toyota or blue Corsa before or after the collisions?

Do you have any information on the identity of the occupants of the Corsa?

Did you see two men near a blue Vauxhall Corsa in Hartsthorne Close soon after the collision?

Anyone with information, including those who may have dash cam footage, should contact MCIT on 101 quoting Operation Manner, or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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