Hunt widens for hit and run driver who killed a Wakefield deputy headteacher

Police activity on Lennox Drive, Lupset. (d25071104)
Police activity on Lennox Drive, Lupset. (d25071104)
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DETECTIVES hunting for the driver who left a retired teacher for dead on a quiet street believe their suspect may have fled to Huddersfield.

Peter Lambert, 68, was killed after being mowed down on Lennox Drive, Lupset Park, on Saturday afternoon, July, 23.

Red pick up truck wanted in connection with the fatal hit and run of Peter Lambert on Lennox Drive, Lupset Park

Red pick up truck wanted in connection with the fatal hit and run of Peter Lambert on Lennox Drive, Lupset Park

A red Nissan Navara truck was seen leaving the scene and heading onto Horbury Road shortly after the incident at around 2.45pm.

It was spotted parked off Wakefield Road, in the Almonbury area of Huddersfield later that afternoon.

Detectives believe it was left in the area overnight before being moved at around 3pm the following day, Sunday, July 24.

Det Insp Steve Snow, of the homicide and major inquiry team, said: “We are keen to trace anyone who saw this truck on the day of Mr Lambert’s death or who saw anyone who was driving this.”

It is a distinctive truck with wood panels painted in high gloss red paint.

The front and passenger doors have an oval shaped logo depicting a man chopping down a tree with the words “Tree Services” above the logo.

Mr Lambert, of nearby Cleveland Grove, was the deputy headteacher of Snapethorpe Primary School, on St George’s Road, Lupset, before he retired.

A 26-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remains on police bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information should contact Det Insp Steve Snow on 01924 334640.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.