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August 12, 2018 18:16:24

Victoria Police has launched a photograph of a person they want to communicate to after a bike owner was hit by a stolen automobile and killed in Melbourne’s inside suburbs.

Police mentioned the 27-year-old Dutch girl was biking when she was hit by a white Mercedes sedan after it clipped one other automobile on Chapel Road, close to Grosvenor Road in South Yarra, at about 10:00am.

“At the moment we have misplaced a lifetime of a younger woman who was simply going a few Sunday morning bicycle trip,” Detective Inspector Stuart McGregor mentioned.

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“She was within the bike lane and … the motive force of the white Mercedes determined that he will reduce by on the left-hand aspect of the opposite automobiles and on the similar time he is collided together with her and pushed her up in opposition to one other automobile.”

The girl was handled by emergency companies however she died on the scene.

Two parked automobiles have been additionally hit by the Mercedes, however no-one was inside.

The motive force of the Mercedes fled the scene on foot, police mentioned.

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He was final seen operating on Simmons Road away from Chapel Road.

Detective Inspector McGregor mentioned bystanders went to the aide of the lady and the motive force and have been “surprised” when he ran from the scene.

“His first thought was to run. It wasn’t to assist, it wasn’t to cease. It wasn’t to consider the poor particular person he is hit,” he mentioned.

“He is then taken off from the scene and let with out a thought for anybody else.”

He had this message for the motive force: “We won’t cease, we are going to arrest you.”

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Police mentioned they believed the Mercedes concerned was stolen throughout an aggravated housebreaking in Elsternwick on August 5.

The motive force has been described as aged in his late 20s or early 30s with darkish hair and facial hair.

He was carrying darkish clothes, together with tracksuit pants with a big white Adidas emblem down the aspect, police mentioned.

Police mentioned they weren’t conscious of anybody else who had been injured.

The bike owner is but to be formally recognized.

Anybody who witnessed the crash or has info on the motive force has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.




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August 12, 2018 12:05:21



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