Wit­ness ap­peal 10 years on from fa­tal hit and run


Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - News -

THE hus­band of a pen­sioner killed in a hit-and-run col­li­sion in Northolt has made an emo­tional ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion.

His calls come as the Crimestop­pers char­ity an­nounced a re­ward of up to £10,000 for in­for­ma­tion it re­ceives lead­ing to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of those re­spon­si­ble for caus­ing the death of Josie Mul­laney by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

John Mul­laney, who is now 77, said: “Josie and I were mar­ried for 39 years. Josie had worked for British Air­ways for 39 years and had only re­cently re­tired.

“We were look­ing for­ward to start­ing our re­tired life to­gether but all of this has been cru­elly taken away.

“Josie was one in a mil­lion, I miss her and think of her ev­ery sin­gle day. I don’t un­der­stand how the per­son re­spon­si­ble can sleep at night and why those who know who did this have not come for­ward.”

Josie, 73, from Hayes, died of her in­juries fol­low­ing the col­li­sion which in­volved four ve­hi­cles in 2008.

Po­lice were called at 3.40pm on Oc­to­ber 26 2008 to Ruis­lip Road, Northolt, af­ter a grey Toy­ota MR2 crashed into three other ve­hi­cles.

Mrs Mul­laney was trav­el­ling as a pas­sen­ger in one of the cars. She was taken to hospi­tal by the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and died from her in­juries six days later.

A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion held at Uxbridge Mor­tu­ary es­tab­lished the cause of death as a head in­jury.

DS Ben Massink, from the Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, said: “A lot of time has passed but we are de­ter­mined to iden­tify the per­son who was driv­ing the MR2 and will con­tinue to ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion un­til those who know who are re­spon­si­ble do the de­cent thing and give us the in­for­ma­tion we need.

“Im­ages of the dis­tinc­tive car seen leav­ing the scene have been re­leased by po­lice. Do you recog­nise the car? Do you have in­for­ma­tion about the driver?

“The char­ity Crimestop­pers is now of­fer­ing a re­ward in the hope that this may en­cour­age those with in­for­ma­tion but who want to re­main anony­mous to come for­ward.”

The Toy­ota, reg­is­tra­tion num­ber LS06 GBU, failed to stop at the scene.

It had been re­ported stolen from Bourne Close, Isle­worth, at some time be­tween 6pm and 10.30pm on Oc­to­ber 22 2008.

It was sub­se­quently found aban­doned in Wood­stock Av­enue, Southall. All the other driv­ers in­volved in the col­li­sion were iden­ti­fied and spo­ken to.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion on the crash, you can call Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111 or the Roads and Trans­port Polic­ing Com­mand on 020 8991 9555.

Josie Mul­laney was a pas­sen­ger in one of the cars in­volved in the crash

The stolen and aban­doned Toy­ota whose driver po­lice need to trace

The Toy­ota MR2 be­ing driven in Adri­enne Av­enue shortly af­ter the col­li­sion

John and Josie Mul­laney on their wed­ding day

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