Identity of 18-year-old killed in Oadby crash released

Leicestershire Police have released the identity of a student who was killed in a hit and run incident last weekend.

The fatal collision happened on Stoughton Drive South on Saturday 19 January at around 12.30am.

The 18-year-old victim has been named as Paul Radcliffe, a student at The University of Leicester. He was hit by a car which police were pursing after it failed to stop.

Paul, from Leicester, was waking with friends when he was hit by the car. He was given CPR at the scene by paramedics, however he later died from his injuries.

The car involved was a black Mercedes S350 and was driven by a 30-year-old man from Leicester. He was later arrested by officers on suspicion of drink-driving and causing death by dangerous driving. 

The man has since been released on conditional bail.

Detective Constable John Borlase is leading the investigation. He said: “Our enquiries to date have led us to believe that Paul was on his way to catch a bus into Leicester with friends.”

“I am still asking anyone who was driving along Stoughton Drive South around the time of the collision to come forward. We are particularly keen to speak to taxi drivers or delivery drivers who may have been in the area and who have dashcams installed in their vehicles.”

“Likewise, I’d also ask for anyone who saw the collision occur or who saw the black Mercedes prior to the collision to come forward if they have not already done so.”

As the Mercedes had failed to stop for police prior to the collision occurring and due to the proximity of the car to police vehicles, a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). They have begun an independent investigation.

If you think you can help Police with their enquiries, please contact them by calling 101, quoting incident 22 of 19 January.