Up to £2,000 reward for information on Welwyn Garden City man’s death

PUBLISHED: 12:58 05 September 2011 | UPDATED: 13:14 05 September 2011

David Alderson

David Alderson


A REWARD of up to £2,000 is being offered for information about the death of a WGC father-of-five who was killed in a hit-and-run on the B1000.

Crimestoppers has put up the sum as it appeals for information “leading to the arrest and conviction” of the person(s) responsible for the death of 66-year-old David Alderson Snr.

David, from Broadwater Crescent, was found dead by a cyclist at 6.50am on Wednesday, July 27, close to Sele Farm; directly opposite to the bridleway which goes to Selebroom Wood.

Police believe 5ft, 3in, David, who was wearing dark jogging bottoms, a light blue polo shirt, black trainers, a navy blue anorak with a green lining, and dark gloves, was struck by a vehicle which did not stop between 5.30pm on the Tuesday to the early hours of the Wednesday.

Ann Scott, eastern regional manager for independent charity Crimestoppers, said: “Despite appeals by police for the driver to come forward the driver is yet to be traced.

“The family of David are distraught and just want to know what caused his tragic death. You have nothing to fear by coming forward to the independent charity Crimestoppers with any information you may have.

“We do not ask for your name and no call is traced or recorded. You won’t have to give a statement, speak to the police or go to court – we only want to know what you know, not who you are. In the 22 years that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our anonymity promise.”

Peter Camilletti, chair of the Hertfordshire Volunteer Committee, added: “Did someone display unusual behaviour that day?

“Did someone appear unusually distressed that evening or into the early hours of that morning? Has someone’s car received damage to the front end which they cannot explain? Has someone confessed to being involved? Perhaps someone witnessed the event, saw suspicious activity in the area or saw a car pulled over at the side of the road? “Crimestoppers wants to receive any information no matter how insignificant it may seem.”

Contact Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111.

The reward cannot be claimed for information given online and only information given to Crimestoppers that leads to a conviction is eligible for the reward.

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