Appeal for CCTV and dash-cam footage in Rosie Darbyshire murder investigation

Posted on - 19th February, 2019 - 3:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Rosie Darbyshire
Rosie Darbyshire

Detectives investigating the murder of mum-of-one Rosie Darbyshire are appealing for anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage to come forward, as they try and piece together her final movements.


Emergency services were called to reports of an altercation in Pope Lane, Moor Nook at 2am on Thursday February 7.

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Rosie’s body was found close to the junction with Village Drive, having been subjected to a brutal and sustained assault.

A subsequent post mortem examination revealed Rosie died as a result of serious head injuries.             

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Det Ch Insp Geoff Hurst from Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT) said: “As part of our on-going investigation we are looking into the circumstances leading up to Rosie’s death.

“We know that this has had a huge impact on the local community, and it is people in the community that may unknowingly have information or images that could help.

“If you live in the Moor Nook area of Preston, particularly on or close to Pope Lane or Village Drive and you have CCTV or a working dash cam, please review it as it could be really important.

“Similarly, if you were driving in the area at the time, we need to speak to you.

“We are keen to get any footage of people in the area between the hours of 12 and 2am.‚ÄĚ

You can call 101 quoting log 433 of February 7th.

Alternatively, you can report information to us online here¬† clicking on ‘Operation Bond’ and filling in a short form.

Rosie’s boyfriend Benjamin Topping, 25, of St George‚Äôs Road, Preston has¬†been charged with her murder. He will stand trial in June.

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