Monday, September 12, 2011

David Schofield, 21, knocked down and killed by bus after chasing thief who stole his phone - 12th Sept 2011

A student was accidentally run down and killed by a double decker bus as he sprinted after a cyclist who had stolen his mobile phone.

University undergraduate David Schofield, 21, was chasing the thief at full speed when he ran into the path of the bus as it was ferrying revellers into town.

Despite attempts by the driver to avoid him, he fell under the wheels of the vehicle and suffered fatal crush injuries.

The college student who was in his second year of a sociology degree at Liverpool John Moores University was taken to hospital but died 24 hours later from multiple injuries.

Today police appealed for the thief to give himself up following the tragedy at 11.30pm on Saturday outside the BBC TV studios in Manchester, which was captured on CCTV. Read More