Family of St Monans hit-and-run victim issue plea to driver to hand themselves in

The sister of a cyclist who died after a hit-and-run collision between St Monans and Elie has appealed to the driver to "do the right thing" and hand themselves into police. 

Scott Walker was found with serious head injuries on the A917 on Monday July 8.

The 43-year-old father-of-one died while receiving treatment at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee on Tuesday 9.  

In a family statement, Scott's sister- who chose not to be identified- said: "As a family we are struggling to come to terms with what has happened. 

"Scott was a much loved son, brother and uncle to my four children. 

"He was also the father of an amazing little girl who he will never get to see grow up."

She added: "We want to appeal to the driver involved to please search your conscience and come forward. 

"Help us understand the circumstances and allow us to start grieving properly.

"We know you may have panicked and didn't know what to do, but for all of us including you, please do the right thing and speak to the police".

Following a post-mortem examination and police inquiries, Fife Police confirmed on Monday July 15 Mr Walker's death was the result of a hit-and-run collision. 

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.

“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? 

"If you have any information regarding what happened or a vehicle matching this description, please come forward and contact officers."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 3910.

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