Police urge driver of Nissan Qashqai to come forward as pedestrian dies in Bungay hit-and-run

A Nissan Qashqai believed to be very similar to the vehicle involved in the Bungay fail to stop.

A Nissan Qashqai believed to be very similar to the vehicle involved in the Bungay fail to stop. - Credit: Archant

A community has been left in shock after a man died in hospital following a hit-and-run in Bungay.

Bridge street, Bungay.PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Bridge street, Bungay.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The 42-year-old pedestrian from the Bungay area was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with multiple injuries following the collision in Bridge Street around 1.40am on Friday, but he died on Saturday evening.

Olly Barnes, mayor of Bungay, said: 'The community is in shock that something so callous as this has happened in our town and are fully supportive of the ongoing police investigation.

'I was very saddened to hear of the incident in Bungay during the early hours of Friday morning and on behalf of Bungay Town Council I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.'

Police have now released an image of a Nissan Qashqai that they believe is very similar to the vehicle involved.


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The driver did not stop at the scene and police are making extensive enquiries to trace both the car and the person driving it.

Inspector David Giles, of the serious collision investigation team, said; 'I am in no doubt that the driver will have known what happened at the scene but may not have realised the seriousness of the pedestrian's injuries at the time.

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'It is in their interests to come forward as soon as possible.'

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the area in the early hours, anyone who may have seen the collision itself or anyone who may have details about the Qashqai or its driver.

Officers are also keen to speak to anyone with details about a Qashqai that may have sustained front-end damage since the early hours of Friday or anyone with information about who may have been out in such a vehicle in Bungay between 1am and 2am that morning.

If you are the driver or if you can help with inquiries call PC Shane Schucroft at the joint Suffolk and Norfolk serious collision investigation team on 101, quoting CAD number 20 of May 13, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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