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Hit-and-run murderer deliberately targeted victim, 25, he ran over and dragged along the street

Hit-and-run murderer deliberately targeted victim, 25, he ran over and dragged for half a mile before leaving him to die in the street as he drove away

  • Police appealing for information after ‘horrific and callous’ attack in Chessington
  • The victim was left to die of his injuries on the road as the attacker drove away 
  • The car was found burnt out in Cyclamen Way in Epsom, around a mile away 

A hit-and-run murderer deliberately ran over a 25-year-old man before dragging him along the street for half a mile and driving off. 

Police are appealing for information after the ‘horrific and callous’ attack in Chessington, south-west London, just before 12.15am on Friday. 

The victim was left to die of his injuries on the road as the attacker, driving a Ford S Max, sped away. His body was found by friends. 

Police are appealing for information after the ‘horrific and callous’ attack this morning. The car was found burnt out in Cyclamen Way in Epsom, around a mile away from the crime scene

The victim was left to die of his injuries on the road as the attacker, driving a Ford S Max, sped away. His body was found by friends, near to where this forensic officer was working today

 The victim was left to die of his injuries on the road as the attacker, driving a Ford S Max, sped away. His body was found by friends, near to where this forensic officer was working today

The car was found burnt out in Cyclamen Way in Epsom, around a mile away from the crime scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard said: ‘This appears to be a pre-meditated attack where the driver collided with the victim and then dragged him for half a mile before making off.

‘This is one of the most horrific and callous incidents I have ever come across where the driver of the vehicle (Ford S Max) has left the victim to die in the road where he was found by his friends.

‘I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward, equally anyone who may have footage of the incident please contact us.’

The Metropolitan Police believes it knows the victim’s identity and his next of kin have been informed, although a formal identification is yet to take place.

A post-mortem has not yet been carried out and no arrests have been made.

Det Chief Inspector Richard Leonard said: 'This appears to be a pre-meditated attack where the driver collided with the victim and then dragged him for half a mile before making off'

Det Chief Inspector Richard Leonard said: ‘This appears to be a pre-meditated attack where the driver collided with the victim and then dragged him for half a mile before making off’ 

Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar, said: ‘My thoughts are with the family of the man who has died in this awful incident.

‘We appreciate the support and co-operation of the Chessington community whilst road closures remain in place in order for a thorough scene investigation to be carried out.

‘Our officers are available at the scene to talk to local residents with any concerns or information.’ 

Anyone with information can contact The Met on 101. 

A shoe on Bridge Road in Chessington following the horrendous incident yesterday

A shoe on Bridge Road in Chessington following the horrendous incident yesterday 

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