Murder inquiry launched after man dies from injuries suffered in Ascot incidentBy Hugh Fort
October 22, 2012
Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man who was hit by a car in Ascot last week died in hospital from his injuries.
The man has been named as named as 24-year-old Simon Large, from London, who died at St George's Hospital in Tooting yesterday.
The incident happened at around 3.20am on Sunday, October 14.
Chief Inspector Gill Wootton, senior investigating officer, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the victim at this difficult time.”
“This inquiry is now being treated as a murder investigation.
"The police are continuing to investigate this incident and we would urge anyone who has information or concerns relevant to the inquiry to call us.”
Deputy LPA Commander Ch Insp Lee Townsend, added: “This incident last weekend in the early hours on the streets of Ascot has had tragic consequences for the victim.
“There have been some communications on social media networks about this incident and would ask that people show restraint and enable the investigation to continue.
"We have increased patrols in the area over the weekend and again would ask anyone with information in relation to this ongoing inquiry to get in touch.”
Four men were arrested in connection with the incident.
Ricky Clarke-Dilly, 22, from Grampian Way in Slough, was charged with attempted murder, section 18 GBH with intent and driving whilst over the alcohol limit.
Police have confirmed the charges are now likely to change because the victim has died.
Ryan Quartermaine, 20, from Mead Avenue in Slough, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.
Both appeared at Slough Magistrates Court on Wednesday, October 17 and have been remanded to appear again on Monday, January 14.
Two other men. also from Slough were arrested in connection and have been released on bail until Monday, December 10.