Leeds man arrested after pedestrian, 20, killed in Warrington 'car meet'

A Leeds driver has been arrested by police after a 20-year-old man was hit by a car at a 'car meet' in Warrington last night.

By Alex Grant
Monday, 11th April 2022, 2:24 pm
Updated Monday, 11th April 2022, 2:28 pm

Police in Cheshire are appealing for witnesses and video footage of the incident.

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At around 9.40pm on Sunday, April 10, police were called to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Kingsland Grange.

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The pedestrian has since been identified as 20-year-old Sam Harding from Stockport. Picture: Cheshire Police.

Officers attended the scene and found that the collision involved a black Audi S3 and a 20-year-old pedestrian who were both believed to be in attendance at a ‘car meet’.

The pedestrian was taken to Warrington District General hospital. Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

He has since been identified as 20-year-old Sam Harding from Stockport.

The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man from Morley, Leeds, was uninjured. He was arrested at the scene on suspicion causing death by dangerous driving.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone with any information that may aid their investigation.

Sergeant Simon Degg, from the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit said; “Enquiries in relation to this incident are in the early stages and we are committed to doing everything we can to establish what has taken place.

“We know that there were a large number of people present at the ‘car meet’ and as part of our investigation we are keen to hear from witnessed the collision.

“The same goes for anyone with any video footage from the event – both of the collision itself and before and after the incident.

“I’d urge anyone with any information, no matter how small, to get in touch.”

In a tribute, Sam’s family said: “Our beautiful son was tragically taken away from us on Sunday 10 April 2022. A much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend to many. We will never ever forget you Sam and will love you forever. Rest in peace sweet angel, love Mum, Dad and Amy xx.”

Anyone with any information or video footage which may aid the investigation is asked to contact Cheshire Police or on 101, quoting IML 1242714.

Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.