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Fresh appeal over death of Frederick Kavanagh

Frederick Kavanagh
Image caption Police believe Mr Kavanagh had been dropped off in Sileby before the crash

Police have made a fresh appeal to uncover the last movements of a pedestrian who was killed in a collision on the A46 in Leicestershire.

Frederick Kavanagh, 39, died in the accident which involved a Ford Transit and a BMW at Ratcliffe on the Wreake on at 01:30 GMT on 8 January.

Officers believe Mr Kavanagh had been dropped off in Sileby before the crash and want to know how he got to the A46.

They want anyone in the area at the time of the crash to contact them.

Det Con Seamus Burns said he thought Mr Kavanagh, from Sileby, may have walked along nearby Ratcliffe Road before he was involved in the crash.

"We would urge anyone who was travelling on Ratcliffe Road during the early hours of 8 January to contact us, even if you don't think you saw Mr Kavanagh it would still help us with our inquiries.

"It's vitally important that we speak to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident and believes they can help with any aspect of our investigation, it's not too late to come forward," he said.

In a statement, Mr Kavanagh's family said: "Our son Frederick was loved by all of his family, his partner Ellen and children and by everyone who knew him.

"We are devastated by his loss and appeal to anyone who may have any information about his death to contact the police."

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