Saturday 22 September 2018

'Their son just came for a night out' - appeal after Irish man on stag do in Liverpool killed in hit and run

  • Man 24 was on a stag do in Liverpool when he was hit by a car
  • His parents have arrived in Liverpool
  • Police appeal for dash-cam footage
  • BMW seized and is now under investigation
  • Inspector: The person behind the wheel knows what has happened and it is important that they do the right thing and come forward
The man was hit by a car close to the Hilton Hotel on The Strand in Liverpool.
The man was hit by a car close to the Hilton Hotel on The Strand in Liverpool.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An Irish man has died while on a stag do in Liverpool after being hit by a car.

The 24-year-old, from Northern Ireland, was hit by a BMW car on Friday night in the Albert Dock area of the city on The Strand.

As the car sped away witnesses came to the man's aid.

Paramedics later took him to hospital where he died in the early hours of Saturday morning.

His family are being supported by specialist officers, Merseyside Police said.

Inspector Danny Harris added: "The man originates from Northern Ireland where his parents have come in from. Obviously they have received devastating news in the middle of the night.  Their son who just came for a night out has now gone and nothing is going to bring him back."

Police described the incident as "extremely serious" and are conducting extensive investigations in the area.  A BMW car was seized on Saturday morning in a housing estate and and is under forensic investigation.

Inspector Harris added: "This is an extremely serious incident in which a young man has tragically died. We need anyone who saw the collision or remembers seeing a grey or silver-coloured BMW 330 in or around this area to come forward. If you were filming on your mobile phone whilst on this part of the Strand then please review that footage and let us know if it captures anything. If you were driving and had a dash-cam on then again, please look at your footage from that part of your journey and tell us if anything significant is on there.

“The person behind the wheel at the time of this collision knows what has happened and it is important that they do the right thing and come forward and help us understand what has happened. The city is covered by CCTV and we are using every resource at our disposal to investigate this tragedy and will not stop until we have identified and tracked down everyone who was there at the time.”

Belfast Telegraph

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