Widow criticises crash scene police decision
THE WIDOW of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in a quiet village road has criticised police for not preserving the crash scene.
Simon Ware was knocked down at about 5pm on December 19 last year when he was walking along Ashby Lane near Bitteswell by a car which then drove off.
Mr Ware, aged 44 when he died, was then struck by a van as he lay injured in the road.
His widow, Dee Ware (53), says she has since received a post mortem report which revealed that the road was not cordoned off until after Mr Ware had been pronounced dead at the Leicester Royal Infirmary at 7.25pm.
Mrs Ware said: “When I read the report I couldn’t believe it.
“Who knows what evidence was lost because other cars had passed through the scene?
“There could have been tyre marks from the car which hit Simon and drive off.”
Earlier this year, Mrs Ware offered a £5,000 reward to attempt to trace the driver of the car which struck Simon.
She told the Mail she had been devastated by her husband’s death, and referred to him as her ‘soulmate’.
Despite the offer of the reward, no-one came forward with fresh information.
A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said the scene had not initially been closed because Mr Ware’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
He added: “As soon as the police received an updated report of his injuries, the scene was preserved and a full examination was carried out.”
No date for Mr Ware’s inquest has been set.
Anyone with information should phone Leicestershire Police on 101. Alternatively, phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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