Reward offered for hit-and-run arrest

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

A £2,000 reward is being offered to help catch the driver involved in the hit-and-run incident which killed Ilkeston dad Paul Davis.

Thirty-seven-year-old Paul was found lying in the road not far from his Corporation Road home in the early hours of Sunday, August 10, 2008.

He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead. A post mortem showed he died from internal injuries.

The driver of the vehicle did not stay at the scene and the vehicle has never been traced.

Derbyshire Police re-opened the investigation in August, four years after his death.

Now Crimestoppers has backed the appeal by offering a reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the driver. If you think you can help phone police on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or visit

Rewards can only be claimed by giving information through Crimestoppers’ anonymous number.

Chief Inspector Steve Wilson said: “Someone out there can tell us what happened to Paul that night.

“They may feel reluctant to come forward but Crimestoppers is independent and can be called anonymously.

“If you can help, please pick up the phone and help us find closure for Paul’s family.”