Picture of death van issued by police

POLICE investigating the New Year's Day death of a man on a Suffolk road today issued a photograph of the type of vehicle they believe struck and killed him.

POLICE investigating the New Year's Day death of a man on a Suffolk road today issued a photograph of the type of vehicle they believe struck and killed him.

Wayne Goode, 28, from Broomhill Road, Ipswich, had been celebrating the New Year in The Saracens Head, Newton Green, near Sudbury before he died in the collision on the A134 at Great Cornard.

At approximately 1am he left the pub and walked off in the direction of Sudbury along the A134.

Shortly after 2.50am police and ambulance services received a report from a member of the public who had been forced to stop his car suddenly because of a body of a male lying on the road, 75 metres south of The Wyevale Garden Centre at Great Cornard.


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Mr Goode was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been hit by a vehicle which had been travelling along the A134 in the direction of Colchester or Ipswich. The vehicle left the scene before the body was discovered.

Detective Inspector Harold Hayward said: "Through our enquiries and information we have received from the public we believe that the vehicle which struck Mr Goode was a Ford Transit van similar to one shown in the photograph.

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"We must emphasise that the vehicle we are looking for will have sustained damage to the front nearside indicator/headlamp assembly, front grill and nearside door mirror.

"A green F registered vehicle similar to this description was seen in the Sudbury area between 2am and 3am on New Year's Day and we are keen to locate either the driver or the vehicle in order that they can further assist us with our enquiries.

"Since our renewed appeal on Monday, we have received approximately ten more calls from the public but we urgently need to hear from anyone who has information relating to this incident, they should call us as soon as possible."

Calls should be made to The Forces Headquarters Traffic Unit, Martlesham on 01473 613730 or in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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