Updated: Jan 25, 2019
Pedestrian died after being hit by Car in the early hours of this morning.
Picture of the scene of the incident on Stoughton Drive South in Oadby
The Incident happened in early hours of Saturday 19th January around 12.30am.
The pedestrian was a student at Leicester University.
On a twitter feed this afternoon Leicester University tweeted “With great sadness, we can confirm that one of our students died in the incident in Oadby last night. Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this difficult time. We are working with Leicestershire Police and currently supporting all of those affected”
Video by Leicester Media
Police statement Released.
“Shortly after 12.30am today (Saturday 19 January) officers became aware of a suspect vehicle in Stoughton Drive South, Oadby.
The vehicle failed to stop for police and in making off from the scene, was in collision with a pedestrian. Officers stopped to attend to the pedestrian and the East Midlands Ambulance Service was also called.
However the pedestrian was pronounced dead a short time later.
Immediate enquiries led police to identify a suspect and a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing.
A mandatory referral has been made to the IOPC.
Stoughton Drive South remains closed between Gartree Road and Leicester Road”
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call 101, quoting incident 22 of 19 January.
Sunday 20th January 2019
Flower tributes are laid at the scene of the accident where a Leicester university student was killed after being hit by car in the early hours of Saturday. on Stoughton Drive South Oadby
Updated News 24/01/19
Police release name of pedestrian who died in Oadby fatal collision
Police have released the name of a man who died in a fatal collision in Oadby at the weekend.
The incident happened in Stoughton Drive South at around 12.30am on Saturday (19 January).
The pedestrian – 18-year-old Paul Radcliffe of Leicester - died as a result of the collision, which involved a black Mercedes S350.
A 30-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released on conditional bail.
Detective Constable John Borlase, from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), is continuing to investigate the collision.
He said: “Our enquiries to date have led us to believe that Paul was on his way to catch a bus into Leicester with friends.
“I am still asking anyone who was driving along Stoughton Drive South around the time of the collision to come forward. We are particularly keen to speak to taxi drivers or delivery drivers who may have been in the area and who have dashcams installed in their vehicles.
“I’d ask those drivers to check their cameras if they haven’t already done so for any footage that could help with our investigation.
“Likewise I’d also ask for anyone who saw the collision occur or who saw the black Mercedes prior to the collision to come forward if they have not already done so.”
As the Mercedes had failed to stop for police prior to the collision occurring and due to the proximity of the car to police vehicles, a mandatory referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). They have begun an independent investigation.