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TV appeal over hit-and-run death
Neil Forrester
Neil Forrester died in hospital after the incident
Detectives investigating a hit-and-run in which a teenager died appealed for information to trace the driver on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

Neil Forrester, 15, was hit by a Toyota Corolla on Stenhouse Road, Stenhousemuir, Falkirk, on 9 July last year. He later died from his injuries.

Central Scotland Police said the car was found abandoned. They are trying to trace the driver, Harwinder Singh.

The 23-year-old's last known address was in Nuneaton in the West Midlands.

A warrant has been issued for Mr Singh's arrest.

We are hopeful that somebody somewhere will recognise this man and come forward with information
Det Con Scott Keith

Extensive police inquiries have revealed Mr Singh uses several different names including Harvinder Singh, Hardy Singh, Harwinder Singh Padda and Hardeep Singh.

It is believed he has connections in the Nuneaton, Coventry, Leicestershire, Birmingham and Central Scotland areas.

He is also thought to have contacts in the Glasgow area.

Det Con Scott Keith, of Falkirk CID, travelled to the studios in London to deal with any information that may come in as a result of the appeal.

He said before the programme: "We are hopeful that somebody somewhere will recognise this man and come forward with information."

Teenagers' tributes

Earlier this year, a man who bought drink for Neil before he staggered into the path of the car was fined 750.

Harwinder Singh
Police say Harwinder Singh uses several different names

Falkirk Sheriff Court heard the teenager, who was a pupil at St Mungo's RC High School in Falkirk, became drunk on the alcohol supplied to him by Robert Thomson in a park.

Thomson, from Stenhousemuir, had denied buying alcohol for the underage schoolboy on 9 July, 2006.

However, the 22-year-old council worker changed his plea to guilty just minutes into a trial at the court.

In the days following Neil's death, a number of tributes to him were left at the scene.




SEE ALSO
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