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Plea from family of boy killed in a non-stop collision

ChibDQ2WIAElO46The family of a teenage boy who died after a non-stop collision in Leicester have made a heartfelt plea urging the public to help find the driver of the car.

Samuel Garner, 17, of Hamilton, Leicester was crossing Welford Road, outside HMP Leicester, with a group of friends when a black BMW 5 Series collided with him.

Samuel sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A teenage girl sustained minor injuries.

The collision occurred just after 11pm on Sunday (1 May), the vehicle failed to stop at the scene and was last seen driving off towards Almond Road.

The BMW had been stolen from the Blaby area on Friday 29 April, it was subsequently found burnt-out in College Road, Whetstone around 3.45am yesterday morning (Monday 2 May).

Samuel’s parents Scott and Tracie Garner, urge the public to help find those responsible for the death of their son.

They said:

“Samuel was the perfect son, grandson and friend. He was thoughtful, loving and had a great sense of humour.

“He was due to turn 18 tomorrow and we were going to fly out to Prague this morning to celebrate.

“He loved watching wrestling and had achieved his second degree black belt in Taekwondo. He spent Sunday afternoon with his family watching the Leicester City match before heading into the city centre, wearing his white LCFC football shirt, with some friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

“He was looking forward to going to a nightclub for the first time and was a typical teenager who loved all sorts of music. His paternal grandparents, Glenn and Paula, had bought him tickets to see Kasabian at the King Power Stadium for his 18th birthday and he was due to start an apprenticeship next week.

“He was our world and will always be in our hearts. Help the police find who was responsible. If you’ve heard any rumours about who the driver was please come forward.”

Detective Sergeant Mark Partridge from East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“We are in the process of gathering as much information as possible about the collision and the events leading up to it.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the BMW prior to the collision.

“Did you see it driving around the city centre or have you heard any rumours about who the driver or the occupants are?

“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us find those responsible.”

If you can help please contact DC 1288 Paul Bingham on 101, quoting incident 727 of 1 May.

Local cyclists ‘targeted’ by BMW driver and passenger

Andy Limb, Colin Haynes and Martin Webster. The three cyclists said they were forced from their bikes by a silver BMW
(photo BBC Leicester)

Police are investigating three unusual incidents in which local cyclists have been pushed from their bikes.

The first incident happened at around 4.10pm on Monday July 1 on Dunton Road in Broughton Astley.

What has been described as a old style silver BMW went past the cyclist and the front seat passenger leaned out and pushed him from his bike.

The cyclist was treated at the scene by ambulance for minor injuries.

The second incident happened at around 3.30pm on Thursday July 4, 2013 on Thurlaston Lane in Earl Shilton.

What has been described as an old silver vehicle went past the cyclist and the front seat passenger leaned out and pushed him from his bike. The cyclist received minor injuries.

The third incident happened at around 2.15pm on Saturday July 6 on Stanton Lane in Croft.

What has been described as old style silver BMW crossed in front of the cyclist and braked sharply causing the cyclist to fall from his bike.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken collar bone.

Officers believe these incidents could be linked due to the unusual nature of the offences and the similar description of the vehicle involved.

Investigations are continuing and police would ask anyone who may have witnessed what happened, or who knows anything about them, to get in touch.

Detective Sergeant Mark Tuttle said;

“These are very unusual incidents and we’ve had three similar events happen within 6 days. We are obviously keen to make sure it doesn’t happen again and would appeal to anyone who saw anything, or who knows anything about the vehicle, to get in touch immediately.”

News item sourced from
[Leicestershire Police]  and 
[BBC News Leicester] (photo)