Investigations Continue and two men Bailed After Man Knocked Down And Killed By Car, Heckmondwike

Thursday 15 July, 2021

Detectives are continuing to conduct enquiries following the death of a man knocked down by a car in Heckmondwike.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team is continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident on Indus Close at about 11.40pm on Sunday July 11, in which a 51-year-old man was knocked down and killed by a Mercedes A Class Car.

A 26-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of the male has been released on bail.

Two women and another man who were also arrested have now all released with no further action taken.

A 35-year-old man arrested in connection with an affray at the location, prior to the collision has been released on bail.

Anyone who saw the collision or the prior affray incident is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing crime number 13210349297  or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

“It can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”  

 

Monday 12 July, 2021

A murder investigation has commenced after a man was knocked down and killed by a car in an incident in Heckmondwike.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team is appealing for witnesses as enquiries continue into the fatal collision and a prior disorder incident on Indus Close on the evening of Sunday July 11.

Officers were called at about 11.40pm to a report a 51-year-old man had been seriously injured on the street by a black Mercedes A class car which then made off from the scene.

An incident had occurred a few minutes beforehand after the Mercedes had pulled up at the location with persons in the car then becoming involved in a dispute with the victim and others.

The 51-year-old man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries but sadly passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

Following enquires, officers arrested two men, both aged 26 and two women aged 25 and 31 on suspicion of murder. 

The car believed to have been involved has also been recovered for examination.

A man aged 35 has also now been arrested for affray in connection with the disorder incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Marc Bowes of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are in the early stages of this enquiry and continue to investigate the circumstances of what took place on Indus Close on Sunday evening which have resulted in a man losing his life.

"Officers do believe the victim was knocked down deliberately and have arrested four persons on suspicion of murder. All those arrested remain in custody for questioning at this time."

He added: “This has quite clearly been a very serious incident on a residential street, and I am appealing for witnesses to both the collision and the dispute which took place on Indus Close just beforehand. 

“We would also like to speak to anyone who might have other information which could assist our enquiry.

“Information can be given to the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing crime number 13210349297 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

“It can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”  

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