Man dies after reportedly trying to stop an unoccupied car that rolled away at a petrol station in Broughton Astley

Police said he was hit by the vehicle - officers want to speak to witnesses

Thursday, 9th September 2021, 11:01 am
Updated Thursday, 9th September 2021, 11:02 am
A man has died after he reportedly tried to stop an unoccupied car that rolled away at a petrol station in Broughton Astley. Police said he was hit by the vehicle.

A man has died after he reportedly tried to stop an unoccupied car that rolled away at a petrol station in Broughton Astley.

Police said he was hit by the vehicle.

As we reported yesterday, officers were called at 3.45pm yesterday (Wednesday) following a report of a man injured at the fuel station in Main Street.

A police spokesperson said: "Early enquiries suggest that a grey Mazda CX5, which was unoccupied, began to roll away from the pump as the driver was preparing to refuel.

"The driver attempted to stop the car but was struck by the vehicle. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries and died later yesterday."

Enquiries are continuing into the incident and anyone who may have witnessed what happened and hasn’t as yet contacted police is urged to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 21*522686.