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Mum's plea for driver involved in Brighton hit-and-run to come forward
The mother of a 23-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run crash has appealed for the man police want to question in connection with his death to come forward.
Just days short of the anniversary of her son Kalan Fletcher’s tragic death, Stella Hawker said the time had come for Imran Shukat to contact police.
Mrs Hawker, who described her boy as a “gorgeous child”, said: “It has been a year nearly and I can’t believe this. Our lives have been shattered and Kalan deserves justice.”
She described the 12 months since her son’s death as ‘hell’ and how she feels ‘desperate’ for Mr Shukat to come forward.
The 44-year-old said: “The police still seem to think that he is in this country. He needs to come forward.
“At the moment there is no justice for Kalan.”
Mr Fletcher had been out in Brighton the night before he died in the early hours of the morning. He had got a taxi to drop him off near to the home he shared with his father Steve in Keymer.
But Mr Fletcher was hit by a car and killed as he walked along London Road, Hassocks, at about 4am on October 22, 2011.
An inquest into his death is set to take place in Horsham on November 14 but police are still hoping to speak to Shukat who lived in Worthing at the time of the incident and has still not been traced despite a televised appeal on the BBC programme Crimewatch.
Mrs Hawker, who lives in Margate in Kent, said she will drop a wreath of flowers into the sea on the anniversary of her son’s death, She said: “Kalan was gorgeous. He was so full of happiness.”
A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “We are actively investigating the tragic hit and run which claimed Kalan’s life and are planning an anniversary appeal.”
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