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US News Father of murdered Meredith Kercher dies in suspected hit-and-run

10:35  07 february  2020
10:35  07 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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The father of the murdered student Meredith Kercher has died after a suspected hit - and - run incident in south London, police have said. Scotland Yard confirmed on Friday that John Kercher , 77, had died six days earlier, having been found suffering from a series of injuries on 13 January.

The father of murdered student Meredith Kercher has died after a suspected hit - and - run just yards from his front door. John Kercher , 77, was found collapsed on the pavement outside his home in Croydon, south London, three weeks ago. He was taken to hospital with multiple injuries

a couple of people posing for the camera: John Kercher, father of Meredith Kercher. Pic: Murray Sanders/ANL/Shutterstock © Rex Features John Kercher, father of Meredith Kercher. Pic: Murray Sanders/ANL/Shutterstock

The father of murdered British student Meredith Kercher has died after being involved in a suspected hit-and-run.

According to reports, John Kercher was found close to his home in Croydon, south London, with multiple injuries including a broken arm and leg.

The incident is believed to have happened on 13 January and the 77-year-old died in hospital on Saturday.

a close up of a woman: Meredith was stabbed 47 times © PA Meredith was stabbed 47 times

Met Police Detective Sergeant Steve Andrews said: "Despite thorough enquiries made so far, including speaking to witnesses and examining potential CCTV opportunities, we've not as yet been able to establish how he came to sustain his injuries, which included a broken arm and broken leg.

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THE father of murdered student Meredith Kercher has died after being involved in a suspected hit - and - run . John Kercher was found collapsed Meredith Kercher was murdered on an exchange trip in 2007 at the age of 21 in Perugia, ItalyCredit: PA:Press Association. He had no memory of what

(Newser) – More heartbreak for the Kercher family: John Kercher , father of murdered British student Meredith Kercher , has died after a suspected hit - and - run near his London home. The 77-year-old journalist and children's book author was found on the sidewalk in Croydon, south London on Jan.

"We are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances of his death, including whether he may have been involved in a collision.

"Please make the call to us, or anonymously via Crimestoppers if you can help us determine what happened."

a man sitting on a table: Meredith Kercher's father John Kercher in 2012 © PA Meredith Kercher's father John Kercher in 2012 Mr Kercher's youngest daughter Meredith was murdered on an exchange trip in 2007 in Perugia, Italy.

Her roommate Amanda Knox and Knox's former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted of murdering the 21-year-old in 2009.

The Briton was stabbed 47 times and her throat slashed at the flat she shared with Ms Knox.

The American spent four years in prison before being cleared on appeal in 2011.

Amanda Knox et al. posing for the camera: Amanda Knox was initially convicted of the 2007 murder © Reuters Amanda Knox was initially convicted of the 2007 murder Italian courts overturned the acquittal in 2014, but Italy's highest court overturned the conviction definitively in 2015.

Judges ruled there had not been enough evidence to prove their wrongdoing beyond reasonable doubt, and said there were no "biological traces" firmly connecting them to the murder.

An immigrant from the Ivory Coast, Rudy Guede, is serving a 16-year jail sentence for the murder of Ms Kercher.

Anyone who has any information on the incident in Windmill Road, Croydon, should call 101 and quote Cad 6441/13Jan or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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