VIDEO: ‘Come forward and do the right thing’: Watch Dundee police chief’s full message on Hilltown hit and run

A Dundee police chief has appealed to the driver of a vehicle which struck a local man, who later died from his injuries, to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Wales is leading the investigation into the death of father-of-two John Ogston, who was hit by a vehicle at the junction of Mains Road and Bayne Square on New Year’s Day between 10.50pm and 11.15pm.

The incident was not thought to be suspicious at first, however officers now believe the 67-year-old was struck by a vehicle. The force is yet to trace the driver.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital suffering from serious injuries to his head and body but later died.

DCI Wales appealed has appealed for the driver to come forward.

Mr Ogston had been in “several” pubs before the incident and had been walking down Mains Road with the help of a woman.

At one point he fell onto a road and was helped to his feet, where a taxi driver lent the woman assistance.

He continued down Mains Road “uninjured” and was left at Bayne Place by the woman helping him as she went to notify his daughter that he was outside.

Mr Ogston was found lying on the road when she returned having been involved in a “collision” with a vehicle. DCI Wales believes he was “lying on the road” when the collision took place.

He said: “If you were the driver of the vehicle that’s been involved in the collision with John I’d like to appeal to that person to come forward and do the right thing.

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“John has left a family of two children who are absolutely devastated at the loss of their dad and they need answers.

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John Ogston

“That person has to do the right thing for the family. Similarly if a loved one or acquaintance has come home and told you that they have been involved with a collision with someone on Mains Road, you need to do the right thing and come forward and tell us about that because I need to give John’s family answers as to what happened to their dad.”

He also appealed for a number of witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should call 101 or speak with any police officer.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously through the charity Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is incident 0663 of January 2.

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