Rugby player road death: police appeal

September 25 2015

POLICE have released a CCTV image of two men who may have information relating to a collision which killed Bishopston resident, Dan Hickey.

POLICE have released a CCTV image of two men who may have information relating to a collision which killed Bishopston resident, Dan Hickey.

The 25-year-old rugby player was found by a member of the public in Gordon Road, Clifton at around 6.45am on August 29. He had suffered multiple injuries, consistent with being involved in a collision.

The two men that police are trying to identify – both with short dark hair and wearing t-shirts – were seen on CCTV footage outside the Richmond Pub in Gordon Road at 4.52am.

Detectives investigating the case believe the incident happened between 4.30am and 5.30am.

Tributes to Mr Hickey, who played for Bristol Saracens, have been pouring in since his tragic death.

Friends and family have described him as “true gentleman” who was “kind hearted” and had an “infectious presence”.

Tayo Jones, 22, from Southville Road in Southville, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after the accident, failing to report the accident, and driving without a license or insurance.

Jones has been remanded in custody until a hearing at Bristol Crown Court on October 1.

If you have any information relating to the men in the CCTV image, contact 101 and quote reference 97187/15.

Daniel Hickey