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Renewed appeal after fatal hit and run

APPEAL: Roberto Da Silva was killed after a collision with a stolen Volkswagen Golf

POLICE HAVE renewed their appeal for information a week after a pensioner was killed following a collision with a stolen car in Hayes, west London on February 7.

Roberto Da Silva, 70, a retired mechanical engineer from Hayes, was exiting a parked car at the junction with Compton Road when he was struck by a Volkswagen Golf vehicle.

The two men abandoned the Golf, which had been stolen from a nearby address earlier in the day, and made off on foot.

Mr Da Silva, originally of Cape Verde, died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination established the cause of death as severe trauma to the spine.


Detective Chief Inspector Steve Lawrence from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said:

"We are keen to speak to anyone in the area who either saw the Volkswagen Golf being driven prior the collision, saw the people responsible running away afterwards or may know who is responsible. Please come forward.

"Detectives and local Safer Neighbourhoods officers will be at various locations in the area today (14 February), handing out leaflets and seeking information from the public. I would urge anyone with information to please contact the Incident Room at Belgravia on 020 7321 7228, or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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