Police appeal over Mini in connection with Welwyn Garden City hit-and-run

PUBLISHED: 12:49 08 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:16 10 February 2017

The Tewin Road junction with Mundells.

The Tewin Road junction with Mundells.

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Officers investigating a fatal collision in Welwyn Garden City are appealing to the public for information about a Mini with potential damage to its windscreen.

Piotr Pawel Caban, 43, died from his injuries after being involved in a collision with a vehicle as he crossed Tewin Road at around 7.50pm on Wednesday, February 1.

The dad was a highly-skilled IT specialist and had recently moved from Poland to Welwyn Garden City to take up a job with a local company.

Following the collision, officers are carrying out extensive enquiries and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has recently sold a new or second-hand Mini windscreen, either in person or online.

They would also like to speak to anyone who installed or received enquiries about a replacement Mini windscreen on or after February 1.

Lastly, officers would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a light-coloured Mini with a dark-coloured roof in the area of Welwyn Garden City and Hertford on the night of the collision, or the following day.

The vehicle may have had damage to its windscreen.

Sergeant Doug Fishwick, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a family have lost their husband and father. We are pursuing all lines of enquiry in order to establish exactly what has happened.

“We have already had a number of witnesses call us after they saw our initial appeal for information, so we are starting to piece together the events of that night.

“Mr Caban’s family deserve to know the truth about exactly what happened on that night.”

Anyone who believes they have information that could assist the investigation should please call Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number B1/17/498.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

• A 20-year-old man from Hertford has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with this incident. He has been bailed until March 29.

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