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David Lees murder: Anniversary appeal over 2006 car killing

David Lees
Image caption David Lees was hit by a car travelling at more than 60mph

The mother of a man deliberately run over and killed in Greater Manchester five years ago has appealed for information about her son's death.

David Lees, 23, was knocked down by a car on Middleton Road, Prestwich, on 27 October 2006 following a disturbance at a petrol station.

He died the next day. Nobody has ever been charged with his murder.

Mr Lees' mother Anne said: "It is still as painful now as it was the day he died."

Mr Lees had been out with friends when they became involved in the disturbance with a group of Asian men, police said.

£50,000 reward

He was hit by a silver Vauxhall Vectra, registration number T313 NCR.

It sped up to between 60 and 70mph before it drove directly towards him as he stood in the middle of the road.

The car was then driven to the gates of Heaton Park where the driver met people in other cars before heading to south Manchester.

Det Sup Sam Haworth said: "You cannot put a price on a life, but the offer of a £50,000 reward remains for anyone who can provide us with information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible."

In August 2007, Arfan Javed, 30, of Longsight, was jailed for two-and-a-half years after admitting perverting the course of justice in relation to fabricating the sale of the Vauxhall Vectra.

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