Hit-and-run victim’s death prompts £20,000 reward

Crimestoppers has launched an appeal over the hit-and-run killing of an innocent man last year.

43-year-old Darren Whitehouse was hit by a speeding vehicle in St Marks Road, Tipton, on the afternoon of 27th February 2021 and was dragged along the street. Despite the best efforts of medics, he sadly died from his injuries at the scene, leaving a family and friends who have been devastated by his death.

The occupants, of what later was found to be a stolen vehicle, fled the scene after abandoning the vehicle some distance away.

To date, two suspects have been arrested, but no one has been charged. Alan Edwards, Crimestoppers West Midlands Regional Manager’, said:

“The death of Darren Whitehouse is tragic and has left his family and friends with an incredible loss of someone who was much-loved. They deserve to see those responsible held to account before someone else is hurt by such reckless and criminal behaviour. 

“Crimestoppers exists purely to give those people who know who was responsible for crimes like this an option – a safe and completely anonymous option to pass on what you know without giving your details, and then you’re done. We are also offering a reward of up to £20,000.

“Our charity has kept its promise of anonymity to everyone since we started back in the late 1980s and we are proud to support over half a million people each year who want to do the right thing, but don’t want to speak to the police.

“If you know who was behind the wheel or in the car at the time and have so far stayed silent, then now is your opportunity to speak up anonymously.

"We take information in up to 140 different languages when you call our UK Contact Centre on freephone 0800 555 111, or you can fill in our simple and secure anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.” 


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