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The Foreigner Police arrest two in child hit-and-run fatality. Rogaland police say they have apprehended a man and woman in their forties following the death of local boy Olav Hovda. Being deliberately sparse with preliminary information, officer Hans Kyllingstad said, “It’s still extremely early on in our investigations but we can confirm they are suspected of driving the car involved in the accident.” “We can also confirm the vehicle used is in our possession, but don’t wish to say anything more at this time,” he told reporters at this evening’s press conference in Klepp town hall.

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Police arrest two in child hit-and-run fatality

Published on Tuesday, 8th January, 2013 at 21:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 21st December 2013 at 12:42.

Rogaland police say they have apprehended a man and woman in their forties following the death of local boy Olav Hovda.



Being deliberately sparse with preliminary information, officer Hans Kyllingstad said, “It’s still extremely early on in our investigations but we can confirm they are suspected of driving the car involved in the accident.”

“We can also confirm the vehicle used is in our possession, but don’t wish to say anything more at this time,” he told reporters at this evening’s press conference in Klepp town hall.

Neither of the individuals who are from the small town of Klepp in Rogaland County, western Norway, had turned themselves in following police appeals.

They were arrested at 17:35 today. Police have also seized items from both suspects’ home, and the two are currently being questioned.

12-year-old Olav Hovda was out on roller skis on Friday with his father when the car struck him from behind, throwing him into the air, before he landed off the roadway.

Reports at the time said both had reflex vests on and were travelling against the direction of traffic.

Olav Hovda died from his injuries in hospital the day after.

The accident has engaged many nationwide, with people passing on between 400 and 500 pieces of information to police.

At first, officers were without firm clues as to the driver or make of the car.

They conducted a major door-to-door manhunt for suspects at the weekend, arresting and indicting a 24-year-old male suspect.

He was subsequently released without charge following police questioning and eliminated from the case.  

In further developments, local recycling station workers found a red car fender at their site on Monday, when investigators began analysing footage from automatic toll road plazas looking for clues to the vehicle’s make and model.

It was thought to be dark in colour, possibly red, and Japanese.

A burnt out Mazda was also found on an industrial site in the town of Mandal, southern Norway, the same day, approximately two and a half hours drive from Klepp.

The owner was taken in for questioning following the discovery of minor damage to the front of the vehicle, but also subsequently found to have no connection to Friday’s fatal accident. He too was eliminated from the case

Klepp police will decide whether both the apprehended suspects will be presented before a court for remand and issue more information tomorrow.




Published on Tuesday, 8th January, 2013 at 21:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 21st December 2013 at 12:42.

This post has the following tags: norwaydeath, caraccident, childkilled.





  
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