Update: Dallington hit-and-run

Update: Dallington hit-and-run

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A post mortem has been completed following the death of Christchurch man Steffan Pearce-Loe.

Preliminary findings indicate the 30-year-old died as a result of injuries that are consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam says Mr Pearce-Loe was walking his two dogs across Gayhurst Road, just north of the bridge over the Avon River in the early hours of Thursday morning (05 July) when he was struck by a vehicle.

“It is possible that the driver may not have seen him and may have thought they hit a dog or another object on the road, we are urging the driver to come forward and discuss this with Police."

“We are working to find answers for the victim’s family, and our thoughts are with them at this tragic time.”

Police are reviewing CCTV footage from the area and are working to establish what type of vehicle car parts located at the scene come from.

Anyone who has CCTV footage that would capture vehicles moving on roads in the Linwood, Dallington and Avonside areas between 2am and 3am on Thursday morning is urged to contact Christchurch Police.

Attached is a picture of one of the car parts recovered from the scene.

Anyone who can identify this car part, has seen a vehicle that might be missing it or has information that can help is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Ben Rolton on (03) 363 7400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Issued by the Police Media Centre