Family Of Leicester Fan Killed In Hit & Run Appeal For Info

5 May 2016, 16:08 | Updated: 5 May 2016, 16:13

17 year-old Samuel Garner was killed after being hit on Welford Road just after 11pm on Sunday

The father of a young Leicester fan killed in a hit and run over the weekend's told Capital they want people with information to come forward.

17 year-old Samuel Garner from Hamilton was on his way to a friend's party just after 11pm on Sunday evening when he was hit on Welford Road.

The BMW had been stolen from the Blaby area on Friday 29 April, it was subsequently found burnt-out in College Road, Whetstone around 3.45am on Monday (2 May).

Scott Garner has told Capital how much Sam loved his football club and how desperate they are for more information.

Detective Sergeant Mark Partridge from East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We’ve had a number of calls from the public in response to our appeals and would like to thank those who have contacted us.

“Our enquiries are very much ongoing and we would continue to urge people to contact us if they can help with any aspect of the investigation.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the black BMW between 11pm on Sunday (1 May) and 3.45am on Monday (May 2), when it was found burnt-out in Whetstone. It was being driven on false plates with the registration number YW08 LLV.

“We know that immediately before the collision the BMW was being driven along Humberstone Gate, past Sainsbury’s, then along Charles Street, Rutland Street and Belvoir Street.

“Were you in this area on Sunday evening, either on foot or travelling in a vehicle? Did you see the BMW? If you were travelling in the area and have a Dashcam in your vehicle then please have a look at the footage and contact us if you captured anything that may assist with our investigation.

“Someone in the community must know who is responsible for this incident, a family has been left devastated by the loss of their teenage son, please search your conscience and come forward.

If you’ve heard any rumours about who the driver or the occupants are then we need to speak to you. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us find those responsible.”