York police searching for hit-and-run taxi driver issue CCTV

Inset: the CCTV image. Background: Knavesmire Road at the Tadcaster Road junction. Photograph © Google Street View
25 Mar 2019 @ 2.39 pm
| Crime, News

Police investigating a hit-and-run involving a taxi are urging the driver to come forward immediately.

Detectives have released images of a car they are trying to trace following a collision at 10.45pm on Tuesday, 5 March.

The crash happened on Tadcaster Road at the junction with Knavesmire Road. It involved a black estate believed to be a taxi.

After colliding with the pedestrian, the vehicle was driven off immediately leaving the pedestrian injured at the scene.

Police and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service attended the scene and paramedics took the injured man to hospital. He has since been discharged and is recovering at home from slight injuries.

Fresh appeal

Police have already made an appeal for information and witnesses.

However, new footage has since come to light and officers are appealing directly to the driver of the black estate car in the picture involved to come forward and contact police immediately.

PC David Ellison, who is investigating the incident, said:

  • Until then there are some ongoing lines of enquiry of which I remain confident will lead us to the driver responsible.

If you were the driver, or if you have any information that could assist the investigation, contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Dave Ellison
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Dave Ellison here
Quote reference number 12190040611