Chop Gate hit-and-run (Sunday 29 May) – Images of vital witnesses released as investigation continues

Police investigating the hit-and-run collision on the B1257 at Chop Gate, near Stokesley, which occurred at about 5.20pm on Sunday 29 May, have released images of two motorcyclists who they need speak to.

Traffic Sergeant Neil Campbell, of the force’s Roads Policing Group, explained that the images were taken from a police patrol car on the B1257 at 5.06pm prior to the collision.-

He said: “I am appealing to both motorcyclists to come forward without further delay as I believe that they may have vital information about the collision.

“I am also asking that anybody, including members of the biking community, who recognises either of them to contact North Yorkshire Police straight away or pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously.

“As well as releasing the images we are also following a number of other lines of enquiry to identify the riders involved in the hit-and-run collision.”

The 74-year-old woman who was knocked down and injured in this incident was released from hospital on Monday 30 and is making a good recovery at her home in Warwickshire .

Anyone with information that can help the North Yorkshire Police investigation is urged to contact 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting the reference number 12110087827. Information should be for the attention of Traffic Sergeant Neil Campbell and Traffic Constable Lee Hauxwell.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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