Fresh appeal following fatal hit-and-run

Detectives have released a more detailed description of the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident in Bury St Edmunds.

Detectives have released a more detailed description of the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident in Bury St Edmunds.

Thelma Driver, 81, died in hospital after being struck by a van near her home on Out Northgate at about 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 19.

The van failed to stop after hitting the pedestrian, known as Joyce, before driving off towards the Mildenhall estate, and has yet to be located.

Det Insp Jeff Yaxley, who is leading the investigation, said positive witness appeals had now established that the vehicle involved was a small, dark combi-style van with double doors at the rear. He added that the van would have suffered some damage to its front in the collision.


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"I'm fairly confident that the van stopped for a very short period after it struck Mrs Driver, before then driving off. The driver of the van will know they hit something and that was a person - Joyce's relatives and friends will continue to suffer until we find the driver, so I would urge that person to come forward," he said.

An incident room has been set up under the name Oper-ation Tankard and anyone with information is asked to call 01284 774183 or Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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