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Search for occupants of Range Rover after pedestrian dies in Stokesley
7:38pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested after the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a Range Rover in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened at 12.20pm today.
The silver Range Rover collided with the pedestrian and the wall of a building on North Road.
The occupants of the Range Rover were seen running from the vehicle after the collision.
One was arrested nearby, and a search is ongoing to find the others.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the Range Rover travelling through Stokesley prior to the collision and anyone who witnessed the actual crash, to contact them as soon as possible.
Officers have spoken to witnesses at the scene, but say it is vital that anyone else who has information which could help the investigation, comes forward.
Police have also made a plea for anyone who knows who the occupants of the vehicle are, or their current whereabouts, to contact them.
Detective Superintendent Steve Smith said: "It's vital that we find who is responsible for this tragedy and establish the exact circumstances which led to it.
"I'm therefore appealing to anyone who has any information, including anyone who may be shielding occupants of the Range Rover, to do the right thing and report what they know to the police."
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and give information to the Force Control Room quoting incident number 212 of 19 January.
People can also pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.
A 15-year-old youth has been arrested and is currently in police custody.