HIT-AND-RUN UPDATE: Police appeal for driver of 4x4 damaged in car park

A family snap of fun-loving Tim Osborn.
A family snap of fun-loving Tim Osborn.
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Tuesday, 1.45pm: Officers investigating the hit-and-run death of Tim Osborn are trying to trace a driver who may hold vital clues.

Sgt Chris Dennett, who is leading the inquiry into the 27-year-old’s death in Bourne Road, Spalding, on Friday, September 14, is looking for the driver of a red or burgundy 4x4 vehicle that was parked in Vine Street car park, behind Amici Italian restaurant that evening.

The driver may have noticed the car was damaged whilst parked there.

Sgt Dennett said: “I am keen to emphasise that the driver of this car is not being sought in connection with any offences but rather as an important potential witness.”

The driver of the car is asked to contact the team urgently on 01522 558855.

September 18, 6pm: Police investigating the fatal hit-and-run incident in Spalding were scouring the scene again on Tuesday.

Fields beside the A151 Bourne Road and drains were being checked by officers this afternoon.

It comes on the day that a suspect - a 41-year-old man from the Sleaford area - was released on bail pending further inquiries.

Floral tributes to Tim Osborn (27, pictured), who was killed last Friday around 9pm, continue to be left at the roadside.

September 18, 10.40am: Police have today released on bail the man arrested on Monday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident.

The 41-year-old, from the Sleaford area, is due to return on November 28 following further police inquiries.

September 18, 8.45am: Police have thanked the media after information received via an appeal led to an arrest being made on Monday.

Lincolnshire Police said: “As a result of information received following the media appeal, officers investigating a fatal collision on the A151 Bourne Road in Spalding on Friday evening have arrested a 41-year-old man from the Sleaford area on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, and failing to report an accident. He has been taken to Grantham Police Station for interview and a forensic examination of a vehicle is taking place.

“Lincolnshire Police would like to take the opportunity to thank the media for their coverage of the incident which has assisted in progressing the investigation but continue to appeal for any witnesses who were in that area of Spalding on Friday evening and who may have seen a silver coloured van around 9pm.

“Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or call the Collision Witness Hotline 01522 558855.”

The man is still being questioned about the incident in Bourne Road, Spalding, which killed cyclist Tim Osborn (27).

September 17, 4.30pm: Police investigating the fatal hit-and-run incident in Spalding on Friday have now made an arrest.

A 41-year-old man from the Sleaford area is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, and failing to report an accident.

He has been taken to Grantham Police Station for interview and a forensic examination of a vehicle is taking place.

Lincolnshire Police continue to appeal for any witnesses who were in that area on Friday evening and who may have seen a silver coloured van around 9pm.

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or call the Collision Witness Hotline 01522 558855.

September 17, 9am: The family of Timothy Osborn - the cyclist killed in a hit and run in Spalding on Friday night - have opened their heart about him and urged the driver responsible to come forward.

IT READS: Timothy James Osborn (27) is our eldest child of 4. He wasn’t the most academic person but he had many better qualities and we were extremely proud of him.

Tim worked at Morrisons all his working life mostly in the car park pushing trolleys around and helping those who needed it to load their shopping into their cars. He loved his job and especially being outside in all weathers.

Tim didn’t want much, he was a happy child, He always said as long as I have enough money to pay my rent, update my computer and my push bike. He loved to surprise us all with small thoughtful gestures and has left all of us with a very large hole in our lives.

Tim was the light n soul of our family – always around with his fun and laughter. His family was extremely important to him and at family reunions, and parties or when we went on holidays he was the life n soul having fun and enjoying himself.

Since Tim’s death on Friday Night, we have had so many messages of support we are finding it hard to keep up with them all. We are finding out just how special our Timothy was to other people helping them through hard times and being a shoulder to cry on.

To the driver of the vehicle or their families and friends, we would like you to come forward so we can understand how this happened. We would also appeal to anybody else who has information however small to contact the police. Imagine how you would feel finding your child dying in a ditch at the side of the road not 5 mins away from home.

PLEASE PLEASE come forward and hopefully you will never have to know just how hurt and destroyed we are.

I would like to say a huge thank you to the Lincs Police, Ambulance & Fire brigade for all their hard work and dedication.

We are just a normal family, who were like many families just living our own lives the best we could when this happened.

Tim I am so sorry we couldn’t be there to stop this happening we love you forever and you will always be in our hearts.

R.I.P – TO A VERY SPECIAL SON

Mum, Dad, Emma, Zoe & Michael

UPDATE September 16, noon: POLICE investigating the hit and run death of cyclist Timothy Osborn have released details of a vehicle that may have been involved.

As the investigation into the death of the 27-year-old from Bourne Road, Pode Hall continues, police have said they are looking for a silver Transit-style van.

It may be a Renault Trafic, Vauxhall Vivaro or Nissan Primastar model and was believed to have been in the area at the time of Friday night’s fatal collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, the collision witness hotline – 01522 558855 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

UPDATE September 15, 6.40pm: THE family of the cyclist killed in Spalding last night by a hit and run driver have made an impassioned plea for the culprit to give himself up. Timothy James Osborn (27) was killed in Bourne Road when he was struck by what is believed to be a van while cycling home from work.

On our website about an hour ago, dad Stephen said: “I am sad to say that my son was killed by a hit and run last night on his way home from work. I would like to thank all friends and family who have popped in, messaged or phoned us.

“Please, please would the driver or partner of the vehicle owner please contact the police – besides the fact that you have totally destroyed a loving family, one day this could be one of your kids.

“So please, please come forward and help us to come to terms.”

Timothy’s grandmother Jackie added: “Thankyou for your kind words and condolences. My son and his family are devastated as you can imagine. I must thank the police, they have been really good, and are keeping my son up to date with their inquiries.

“We do know it was a van, and it will have massive damage to the front and/or side of the vehicle. Someone out there today, a wife/husband, partner/friend, girl/boyfriend or neighbour must realize that their van has massive damage and should report it.”

UPDATE September 15, 3pm: POLICE have confirmed that the 27-year-old cyclist who was involved in a serious road traffic accident in Spalding last night (Friday) has died.

The family of the dead man, from the Pode Hole area, became concerned when he failed to return from work. They set off to search along his usual route and found him seriously injured at the side of the A151 on Bourne Road, Spalding.

The injured man had been involved in a collision with a vehicle. The driver had either failed to stop or driven away from the scene without reporting the matter. The cyclist was certified as dead at the scene.

It is thought that the collision occurred sometime after 9pm. Police are seeking information in relation to any vehicle which appears to have sustained unexplained front or side impact damage. They are also appealing for the driver, any passenger in the vehicle or anyone with any information to come forward.

The road is still closed to allow for a forensic examination of the scene to be completed. Drivers are asked to comply with the local diversions.

Information can be passed to the police by calling 101, the collision witness hotline – 01522 558855 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

September 15, 11am: The driver of a vehicle involved in a serious road traffic accident in Spalding on Friday night is being hunted by police.

A 27-year-old male cyclist was involved in a collision with a vehicle which didn’t stop. It happened on the A151 Bourne Road between the Monks House Lane junction and Pode Hole at around 9pm.

The road remained closed on Saturday morning as police carried out inquiries and a search of the scene.

Sgt Mark Carling, of Lincolnshire Police’s road policing unit, has issued an urgent appeal for information.

He particularly wants to hear from anyone who knows of a vehicle which sustained “unexplained front or side damage” on Friday night.

He said information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 9 of September 15.

A cyclist was involved in a collision with a vehicle which didn’t stop. It happened on the A151 Bourne Road between the Monks House Lane crossroads and Pode Hole at around 9pm.

The road remained closed on Saturday morning as police carried out inquiries and a search of the scene.

Sgt Mark Carling, of Lincolnshire Police’s road policing unit, has issued an urgent appeal for information.

He particularly wants to hear from anyone who knows of a vehicle which sustained “unexplained front or side damage” on Friday night.

He said information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 9 of September 15.