Driver of a white Nissan Qashqai was in collision with 12-year-old cyclist in Wellsborough on Tuesday. Police are looking for witnesses

East Midland’s police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in which 12-year-old cyclist Jake Mitchell was killed.

Jake was riding his Carrera Vegeance to Bosworth Water Park along Bosworth Road, Wellsborough in the parish of Sheepy, Leicestershire, when he was in a collision with a white Nissan Qashqai shortly after midday on Tuesday (Juy 29). Jake was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry but died of his injuries later Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle involved was not injured and police have said that no-one has been arrested in connection with the crash. However, they would like any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Constable Paul Bingham, who is investigating the collision, said: “The Nissan was travelling along Bosworth Road towards Market Bosworth when it was involved in a collision with the bicycle, which was also travelling in the same direction.

“If you witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand please contact the police.”

Anybody with information should contact Detective Constable 1288 Paul Bingham of East Midland’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111. The incident crime number is: LEP-290714-0254.

  • Guest

    Was it a hit and run? The headline and the article seem to contradict each other as the article goes on to describe the fact that the driver was not injured and that nobody has been charged. They seem to been searching for witnesses not a hit and run driver. The haedline however suggests otherwise.

  • ian franklin

    Hit and run drivers are the lowest of the low. I do hope they catch the driver. So sorry for the boy’s family.

    • Pee Bee

      Was it a hit and run? The headline and the article seem to contradict each other as the article goes on to describe the fact that the driver was not injured and that nobody has been charged. Police seem to be searching for witnesses and not a hit and run driver. The headdline however suggests otherwise.