South Yorkshire Police appeal for information after Doncaster grandmother dies in hit and run

The family of a Doncaster woman have issued an emotional appeal for information after she was killed in a hit and run in Doncaster on Saturday.

Susan Gravel, 62, died after she was struck by a grey or silver BMW five series saloon on Station Road in Stainforth at around 12.55pm when the driver failed to stop.

A joint statement from the family said: “Our family has lost the most loving, caring sister, mother, aunty, and grandmother.

“We appeal to anyone with information that may help to trace the driver to come forward.

“We have been left devastated by our loss.”

The BMW, thought to have been displaying a registration plate with the prefix HV07, is believed to have been stolen.

PC Phil Carson, investigating officer, said: “We urgently need people to contact us who may have seen the car involved, whether it was before, during or after the collision. Understandably, Susan’s family has been left devastated by its loss and we need to interview the BMW driver as soon as possible.

“If you were the driver or know them, contact us now.”

Prior to both collisions, the BMW was seen leaving the Asda car park on Station Road, close to where officers in an unmarked police car were patrolling.

The police have said they were ‘not actively pursuing’ the BMW when the collisions occurred but the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission due to an earlier involvement of officers from South Yorkshire Police.

Anyone who saw the collision or may have seen the BMW since is asked to call 101 and quote incident number 841 of 11 March.