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London - Israeli Tourist Arrested In Hit-and-Run That Killed British Police Officer

Published on: April 23, 2009 03:33 PM
By: Ynet
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Investigation: forensic science officers work at the scene of the fatal crash, off the A40 in PerivaleLondon - An Israeli tourist was arrested in London Wednesday on suspicion that he was involved in a hit-and-run accident  that killed a police officer.
The 37-year old officer was traveling home on his motorcycle when, at around 9:30 pm local time, a silver Volkswagen hit him. The accident, which took place in western London, was witnessed by several bystanders.

The driver fled the scene on foot, leaving two female passengers behind. They were interrogated by police and subsequently arrested for interfering with the investigation. The two were later released on bail.
Police then detained three suspects in connection with the case. The suspects were residing at an address in the north of the British capital. They are currently being held at the nearby precinct.
Police officials have asked eyewitnesses to come forth with any information that may assist in the apprehension of the culprit, and an autopsy is scheduled to take place on the officer’s corpse.



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 Apr 23, 2009 at 03:13 PM Anonymous Says:

he probably went out of his mind or he was drunk

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 Apr 23, 2009 at 03:42 PM Dov Says:

Drives like at home

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 Apr 23, 2009 at 04:37 PM Anonymous Says:

its a very normal reaction to flee the scene of an accident. i hope that he will cooprate with the police.

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 Apr 23, 2009 at 04:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

he probably went out of his mind or he was drunk

why not assume that he drove accidentally on the wrong side of the road ? Remember that in Britain they drive on the left side, not on the right. he should not have driven to begin with if he found the traffic confusing .

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 Apr 23, 2009 at 06:52 PM Abe Says:

It's good they're doing an autopsy. Maybe they'll find out he really died 30 seconds before the accident. What's the point?

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 Apr 23, 2009 at 06:33 PM Anonymous Says:

Hit and runs in england are unfortunately of high percentage. but never the less a big chilul Hashem

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 Apr 23, 2009 at 07:39 PM jj Says:

if it was truly an accident, not much would have happened if he was responsible and stayed at the scene and tried to help by calling for an ambulance etc.

All that would have happened was his insurance company would have been sued (assuming he had insurance)

by running away it opens the door for criminal charges.

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 Apr 23, 2009 at 07:27 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #5  
Abe Says:

It's good they're doing an autopsy. Maybe they'll find out he really died 30 seconds before the accident. What's the point?

...And even if they do, they'll cover it up! Anyway. He shouldn't have undertaken to drive in the U.K.!!!

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 Apr 24, 2009 at 02:57 AM Anonymous Says:

Comment number 4 is spot on. Yes it was an accident, he was not speeding and he drove in the wrong lane. He simply panicked and fled the scene leaving the 2 girls. Now he has to face the consequences. It also was an off duty police officer on a civilian bike on his way home.

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 Apr 24, 2009 at 08:10 AM Anonymous Says:

The Israeli tourists leave a stink in every country visiting! And to previous comment, NO it is not a normal to leave a scene of a accident!

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 Apr 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM bagelmacher Says:

It is a criminal offense to leave the scene of a crime..the accused is 37 years old...he should know better...and i assure you,now he will suffer big time for his stupidity.. menschn,how about some rakhmunes for the family of the deceased?

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 Apr 26, 2009 at 08:24 AM Anonymous Says:

Liron Shnaider was on the wrong side of the road and killed a father, husband and friend, who was travelling home from work. As a traffic officer he spent every day trying to protect innocent members of the public from people like this.

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 Apr 27, 2009 at 03:57 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Liron Shnaider was on the wrong side of the road and killed a father, husband and friend, who was travelling home from work. As a traffic officer he spent every day trying to protect innocent members of the public from people like this.

You write as though Liron killed him on purpose. Who knows what is planned in shomayim?

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 May 11, 2009 at 01:12 AM Mrs Dent Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

its a very normal reaction to flee the scene of an accident. i hope that he will cooprate with the police.

It is not normal to leave the scene of an accident! And to Stupid person who said they hope he Died 30 seconds before the accident, maybe you should re consider opening your mouth before you talk. My husband PC Chris Dent was on the correct side of the road , he did nothing wrong he didn't stand a chance!!!! shall we also define what a tourist is?? I though that was some one who is on holiday??? not like this person Who I believe was living in the UK!!!! Be mindful of what you are saying.. myself and our children have lost the most important person in our life! Chris was a highly trained safe rider! remember he was on the correct side of the road!!!! leaving Chris dying in the road and running away is not normal... why did the driver not stay and try to help him?????


and no 5!!!! go and get a life.. dont make comments about things you have not got a clue about!!!

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 May 12, 2009 at 11:27 AM Anonymous Says:

Firstly, my deep thoughts are with the PC Chris Dent family. I hope God give some peace for you guys! Regarding those who comment on this case, before you say anything, just remember... nobody should refuse to help an injured person... in this case, it is horrifying to think that someone would leave a scene when a biker is fighting for his life. That is just wrong!!! And maybe it is a time for law makers to think about foreigners driving at the wrong side of the road. Too man lives lost already.

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 May 15, 2009 at 06:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Our deepest sympathy to the Dent family. Hopefully, there are still many decent people, like Chris, who posses a 'gut feeling' of knowing wrong from right .I am sure his children do. It is a civilized human behavioral instinct. Even in a situation that could cause some to panic, how can you leave such a scene and not return within a short lapse of time., but.... I am no psychologist. However, according to the reports, it seems that Liron Schneider's friend's morals were also lacking in what seems to be appropriate -let alone legal! I do hope that these types of people are a minority and good people like Chris a majority. They have a lot to learn.

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 Dec 15, 2009 at 11:53 AM Anonymous Says:

And he got away with it - 100 hours community service - PATHETIC

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