Murder investigation update: detectives appeal for dash cam footage
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Detectives would like to appeal to drivers with dash cam after a man on a push bike died following a collision with a van on July 17 on Waterloo Road in Southampton.
Daniel Blakeman, aged 35, from Southampton who was riding the bike, died in hospital on Tuesday 11 August.
A woman in her 40s, who was also on the bicycle with Daniel Blakeman, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident happened at 9.50pm on Waterloo Road and involved a white Citroen Berlingo 625 En-Prise.
Detectives arrested two men in connection in with the incident.
A 33-year-old man from Southampton had previously been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, GBH, failing to stop after an accident and criminal damage.
On Tuesday 11 August he was re-arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to murder.
A second person, a 34-year-old man from Southampton, was also arrested as part of this investigation.
He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, sexual assault on a female, assault with intent to commit robbery, possession of a controlled drug of Class A and acquire/use/possess criminal property.
He was then re-arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
Both men have since been released on bail until Sept 8 to allow for further enquiries to take place.
Detective Inspector Adam Edwards from Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Crime Team said: “Daniel suffered life threatening injuries at the time of the collision and has since died in hospital, we are now treating his death murder.
“Whilst we have arrested two men in connection with his death, we continue to follow up all lines of enquiry.
“We are specifically interested in at any activity in the area of Waterloo Road between 9.45pm on Friday 17 July and 3pm on Saturday 18 July that may have been captured on dash cams.
“We are looking at this wide time scale as we would like to capture any footage of the incident and any activity thereafter that may involve the white Citroen Berlingo 625 En-Prise.
“I know that this incident was now some time ago, however I would urge anyone who was in that area and thinks they may have retained footage to review it, and get in touch.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident to call 101 and quote 44200266371.
You can also submit information via our online portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC19P01-PO1
Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.