September 9 2012

– Police have launched a murder inquiry into the death of a teenage cyclist who was knocked off his bike by a hit and run driver.

Delaney Brown, 19, died after his bike was hit by a car in Vincent Road, Luton, on Wednesday, police said.

A police spokesman said the death of Delaney Brown was now being treated as murder ‘as a result of information which has been given to detectives.’

Vincent Road in Luton, where Delaney Brown was struck by a car on Wednesday

Vincent Road in Luton, where Delaney Brown was struck by a car on Wednesday

She refused to be drawn on a motive for the killing but said that a 26-year-old man who had previously been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving had now been freed.

He was released on police bail while further inquiries were carried out.

‘We do not want to give out further information while there are still outstanding suspects to be arrested,’ the spokesman added.

The 19-year-old was the victim of a hit-and-run driver as he rode his bike along the road. He was thrown to the ground and left to die by the callous motorist who sped off.

Today police appealed for help from the public to convict the killer.

A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said that the joint major crime team from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire had launched an investigation into the death.

‘Mr Brown, who was from Luton, was pronounced dead at the scene and a full collision investigation was launched.

‘Family liaison officers are supporting the victim’s family at this time and the coroner will open an inquest in due course.

“Case is now being treated as murder ‘as a result of information which has been given to detectives.'” says Police spokesman

‘It is believed a silver or grey Astra or BMW, was seen in the area at the time of the collision and officers would urge the driver of this vehicle or anyone who can help trace this car to contact them urgently,’ added the spokesman.

Detective Inspector John Arthur added: ‘It is clear that there are people who have either witnessed or have a knowledge of this incident. We need their assistance and appeal for them to come forward with their information.’

He said that they could contact the poilice anonymously either via Crimestoppers or by texting the police with their information.

Detective Inspector John Arthur, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: ‘It is clear that there are people who have either witnessed this incident or who have knowledge of this incident.

‘We need their assistance and appeal for them to come forward with any information.

‘If people are uncomfortable speaking directly to the police, for whatever reason, they can contact Crimestoppers, completely anonymously.’

Police said that they had arrested a man in relation to the non-stop fatal road traffic collision. He said said to be 26 years old and had initially been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Bedfordshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Phil Vinter


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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