Hit-and-run death remains a mystery

Joanne and Paul Davis, who was killed in 2008 in Corporation Road.
Joanne and Paul Davis, who was killed in 2008 in Corporation Road.

Police are still seeking answers over the tragic death of an Ilkeston father killed in a hit-and-run five years ago.

Father-of-two Paul Davis died on August 10, 2008, after being hit by a car close to his home on Corporation Road in Ilkeston.

After being found in the road, the 37-year-old was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem showed he died from internal injuries and police believe he had been in collision with a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle has never been traced.

A year ago Derbyshire Police announced that they were re-investigating the case.

Information on the case remains prominent on its website under the heading ‘What happened to Paul Davis?’, along with enhanced CCTV footage of a car that police want to trace.

Since his death Paul’s fiancée, Joanne Davis, has pleaded for the driver of the vehicle to come forward, stating that she understood that it was a ‘tragic accident’.

Last November, independent charity Crimestoppers put up a £2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver.

Despite this, and 100,000 people viewing a Facebook advert from the police appealing for information, the case remains open.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Jason Clark from the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.