Appeal in search for heartless van driver who ran from crash

Sadye’s trusty Clio was badly damaged by hit-and-run red van driver

THE KEITH MOTORIST whose car was wrecked by a hit-and-run van driver has released images of the damage caused and renewed an appeal to insideMoray readers for help in finding the culprit.

Sadye Paterson’s silver Clio was hit by a red van on Church Road in Keith on Friday, March 11 at around 5.30pm – leaving her with a wrecked car.

Police issued an appeal for information, encouraging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who are aware of a red van that itself must have been badly damaged to get in touch.

Last night Sadye sent in images of her wrecked car to insideMoray. She said: “Police in Keith have been great and they said it may help if I gave you the photographs I have off my wee Clio in daylight just a few days after it happened.

“As people will see the damage is extensive – my wee Clio was a great car that I used every day to get to work and to my horses. Now thanks to this person who hit it and drove off without a thought I’m denied the use of my car.”

Investigating the incident is Constable Mark Douglass, who reiterated that the red van involved must have also been badly damaged. He said: “The van would have suffered significant damage to the front, and it would have been obvious to other road users that it had been involved in an accident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.