Police confirm hit and run on cyclist Scott Walker who died last week

Photo of the type of vehicle being sought – a silver Vauxhall Astra 5 door hatchback

Fife Police Division have confirmed that Scott Walker, the cyclist who died after being found injured on the A917 a week ago today, was the victim of a hit and run.

Scott Walker, 43, was found seriously injured on the A917 between Elie and St Monans at around 7.45pm on Monday 8th July. He was taken to Ninewells Hospital where he sadly passed away the following day.

Detective Chief Inspector John Anderson from Fife CID said: “We are now confident that Mr Walker was involved in a collision with a vehicle as he cycled east from Elie towards St Monans on Monday evening, and that the vehicle was a silver Vauxhall Astra 5 door hatchback similar to that shown in the image we have released.

“Through inquiries, we know that the vehicle will have travelled from Elie before the incident and following the collision has continued along the A917 eastbound towards St.Monans.

“We would ask any owners or users of such a car in the East Neuk area of Fife to contact us so that they can be eliminated from our inquiries. Likewise any member of the public who has knowledge of such a vehicle being used in the East Neuk of Fife before this incident should contact the Police. You do not have to suspect it was involved, but allow us the opportunity to eliminate it.

“We would also specifically appeal to the driver of a dark coloured Audi Q5 or Q3 motor car with roof bars that was travelling from St.Monans to Elie shortly before the collision. It is possible the driver may have seen something that is important to this investigation.

“I firmly believe that the answers lie in the local community of the East Neuk of Fife. Does a friend, neighbour, or someone you know drive a silver Vauxhall Astra? Would this have been driving in the area between Elie and St Monan’s last Monday night?, It may not appear damaged or indeed you may not have seen it since. Has someone confided in you about what happened? If you have any information regarding what happened or a vehicle matching this description, please come forward and contact officers. You can also provide information anonymously using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Finally my appeal is to the driver of this vehicle; please search your conscience and contact officers so that we can establish the full circumstances surrounding how Mr Walker came to sustain his injuries that ultimately cost him his life. We are determined to provide answers for Mr Walker’s family.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 3910 of the 8th July. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.