UPDATE: Appeal: Fatal Road Traffic Collision, Rooley Lane, Bradford
Monday 8 October 2012
Detectives have been given further time by Magistrates to question a 21 year old man and a 21 year old woman arrested in connection with the fatal road traffic collision which occurred on Saturday 6 October.
Enquiries remain ongoing.
Anyone who saw the incident or who saw the car being driven are asked to contact police on the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.
Sunday 7 October, 2012
**UPDATE into the fatal road traffic collision on Rooley Lane, Bradford**
Following enquiries after our earlier statement regarding the fatal road traffic collision on Rooley Lane Bradford we have been asked to clarify some points.
In relation to the initial stopping of the vehicle: The vehicle had stopped in the lay-by on Rooley Lane. As officers got out of their vehicle to speak to the driver the car immediately made off at speed along Rooley Lane. Officers got back into their car and followed it. The collision happened moments later.
Because the collision happened immediately after police contact, with officers in initial pursuit, the IPCC were contacted last night (Saturday 6 October) and one of their investigators attended the scene to undertake their independent assessment into the police role. West Yorkshire Police detectives have responsibility for the criminal investigation. This is the usual and agreed procedure into such incidents.
We would again like to take this opportunity to appeal for anyone who saw the incident or who saw the car being driven. Contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Sunday 7 October, 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision in Bradford in which a 12 year old boy died.
The incident happened at around 7pm on Saturday 6 October, on Rooley Lane, Bradford when a marked police car stopped a red coloured Seat Ibiza in a lay-by on Rooley Lane for a check.
When the officers got out of their car to approach the vehicle it made off at speed along Rooley Lane before shortly afterwards colliding with the boy on a crossing close to the Asda store.
He tragically died of his injuries.
The vehicle did not stop and continued onto the Chain Bar roundabout on the M606 where it collided with two other vehicles.
The vehicle was later recovered on Westfield Lane, Wyke.
Two people have been arrested overnight as a result of police enquiries. Enquiries however, remain at a very early stage.
Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team who is leading the investigation, said:
"This is a tragedy for the family and they are absolutely devastated. Specially trained officers are currently working with them. I am appealing directly to anyone who saw the vehicle being driven or the incident to get in contact.
"I need the community to come forward and tell me what has happened and what they have seen to help bring justice to the family."
Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.