Witness plea after hit-run tragedy

Published on: 24 Feb 2017

POLICE are continuing to ask for witnesses to come forward after the body of a 43-year-old woman was found in the road in Kingswood.

Joanne Denham was discovered by a member of the public in Hill Street at around 12.45am on Sunday February 12.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from multiple injuries consistent with being involved in a road traffic collision.

Around an hour before the incident police received a 'concern for welfare' call about a woman who was walking in the carriageway of Hill Street.

Detective Inspector Louise Boyce said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Joanne’s family.

“We are keen for any residents or businesses with CCTV on Honey Hill Road, Hollow Road, Alma Road and Woodstock Road to get in touch as we’d like to review their footage between 11pm on Saturday February 11 and 1am on Sunday 12. In addition, we also want to speak to anyone who was driving through the area who has dashcam as we’d like to view their footage of the same period.”

As a matter of routine, the incident will be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as there was police involvement prior to the woman’s body being found.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He has been released on bail until March 6 pending further enquiries. 

To help, call 101 and give the reference 5217031937.

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