Leeds & West Yorkshire

Police plea to Leeds driver after fatal hit-and-run

Sheila Pickles
Image caption Police urged the driver to "search their conscience"

Police have named a grandmother who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Leeds.

Sheila Pickles, 79, was hit by a car near a bus shelter on Carlton Hill, Little London, shortly after 13:30 BST on Wednesday.

West Yorkshire Police said her family were "devastated and understandably they want answers".

A force spokesman said the car would have passenger-side and headlight damage and urged the driver or anyone with information to come forward.

The vehicle involved has been described as a small silver, grey or dark car.

Det Ch Insp Simon Atkinson, of the homicide and major enquiry team, said: "I am making a direct appeal to the driver of that vehicle to search their conscience and come forward and tell us what happened.

"The family has been left devastated and understandably they want answers.

"I also want to hear from anyone who has suspicions that someone they know could have been the driver.

"If you know of anyone whose vehicle has received such damage since yesterday afternoon, I would ask that you contact us immediately.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident itself and saw what happened."

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