Hit-and-run suspect sought

2018-06-05 06:01

Local police are looking for a suspect in connection with a culpable homicide case.

This is after the body of a 30-year-old woman was found lying in the road on the corner of Voortrekker Road and 10th Avenue on Tuesday 29 May.

Police suspect the driver fled the scene after knocking down the woman.

“Kensington SAPS requires information on the whereabouts of the driver of a taxi involved in a culpable homicide, who left the scene of an accident after he knocked down a woman on Tuesday 29 May at about 18:45,” says spokesperson, Sergeant Angeline Grill, in a statement.

Grill says when police responded to the accident, ambulance services declared the woman dead at the scene. She had suffered serious head injuries.

Grill adds police are looking for the driver of the taxi to provide more information regarding the accident, and police urge anyone who knows his whereabouts to contact Warrant Officer Stephen Reid at the detectives’ branch on 021 594 7032/3.

Following the accident, police are appealing to the community to exercise extreme caution when using the busy Voortrekker Road. The public is also cautioned to safeguard vehicles parked outside their properties as more cases of theft out of vehicles have been reported, especially from 2nd to 17th streets.

Meanwhile, Kensington police report various successes over the past week.

According to Grill, police in the cluster held a joint crime prevention operation in which they arrested five suspects for possession of drugs. The officers recovered 24 mandrax tablets and a parcel of loose dagga while conducting 24 stop-and-searches.

Three other suspects were arrested on arrest warrants, thanks to the work of the newly established tracing unit. Police urge members of the community to continue sharing information with the police.

There were five arrests made for malicious damage to property, four for assault, a further two for drugs, two for domestic violence and one each for drunken driving, theft, robbery, intimidation and theft out of a vehicle.V Police are requesting organisations, retired educators, nurses or people working or interested in working with the youth, to register with the police to assist them with an upcoming programme. Call Sergeant Angeline Grill on 021 594 7047 or email kensingtonsaps­@saps.gov.za.

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