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Hello, I hope you are well. My name is***** am a solicitor advocate and I will be assisting you with your question today. I am very sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing and I will do my best to help you with this matter. Can I please ask you to give me some more detailed information regarding this matter so as to allow me to work with you and help resolve your enquiry. Was your grandmother killed in the hit and run?
I am very sorry to hear what has happened.
Unfortunately, being a hit and run and 11 years ago, as upsetting as it may be, I would imagine that the case is no longer being investigated. The case may still be officially open as unresolved, but very unlikely after all this time to be able to find new leads.
That said, the police do revisit old cases that were very serious.
You indeed try and make a freedom of information application. However, if the actual case is still officially open, then it would be very unlikely that you would be supplied information on an open investigation.
I have attached a link below that you can follow from the Information commissioners office, this explains the process for making a request. There is also a template letter there that can be used. https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/crime/#:~:text=The%20Freedom%20of%20Information%20Act%20gives%20you%20the,find%20out%20how%20to%20make%20a%20request%20here.You would request the information from the local police force, in this case Hampshire Police. https://www.hampshire.police.uk/
As the incident took place in Southampton, you could also write to the Area commander in charge at the station there, enquiring if indeed the case is still open, or whether it has been closed due to lack of new evidence or leads.
Also on a slightly diff end approach. I would have thought that the incident made the local papers when it happened. If so, you could contact them. Explain all what has happened since the hit and run and that the person responsible has never been brought to justice. It is possible the local paper could run a human interest story on the incident and call for people to think back Incase they have information. This has worked in the past, even bringing those responsible forward due to guilty conscience.
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