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Woman, 44, is arrested after 75-year-old shopper was ‘run over’ and killed in a Waitrose car park on New Year’s Eve as police appeal for witnesses

  • Driver, 44, has been arrested  for allegedly running over a 75-year-old shopper
  • Woman died in Waitrose car park in Monmouth, south Wales, on New Year’s Eve 
  • Gwent Police are appealing for any witnesses of the collision to come forward 

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A woman was arrested after an elderly shopper was allegedly run over and killed in a Waitrose car park on New Year’s Eve.

Police arrested a 44-year-old driver after the pensioner, 75, died from her injuries.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Police have appealed to other shoppers who may have witnessed the collision in Monmouth, South Wales, to come forward with information.

A general view of the Waitrose in Monmouth, south Wales, where an elderly shopper died on New Year's Eve

A general view of the Waitrose in Monmouth, south Wales, where an elderly shopper died on New Year’s Eve

Pictured: Street view of car park where a pensioner was allegedly run over on New Year's Eve

Pictured: Street view of car park where a pensioner was allegedly run over on New Year’s Eve

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said: ‘We’re appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision in Waitrose car park on Monnow Street, Monmouth at around 4.20pm on Saturday 31 December.

‘Officers attended, along with personnel from the Welsh Ambulance Service, following a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

‘The pedestrian, a 75-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she later died.

‘A 44-year-old woman from the Monmouth area was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, she has since been released as our enquiries continue.

‘We’re asking for any motorists with dashcam footage that were using Waitrose car park between 4pm and 4.20 pm to contact us.

‘We would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen a red Toyota Yaris being driven in the car park on Saturday 31 December to contact us.’

Market town Monmouth is steeped in history and straddles the border between Wales and England and is close to both the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley

Source: Daily Mail UK

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