Sagar Bhatti died seven weeks ago after being hit by vehicles on Woodside Avenue. Police were called to the scene just before 6 am on Sunday March 10 after receiving a report that two vehicles had collided with a pedestrian on Woodside Avenue. On arriving they found the victim, 23-year-old Sagar Bhatti, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two men, aged 26 and 29, from Eastleigh, were later arrested on suspicion of murder. They have since been released from police custody but remain under investigation and police say they still need to speak to anyone who was in the Woodside Avenue or Broadlands Avenue area around the time of the incident and are appealing to anyone who was in the area, to come forward.
Detective Inspector Lee Macarthur, said:
“It’s been more than seven weeks since Sagar lost his life following the collision on Woodside Avenue in Eastleigh. Our investigation continues and we’re following a number of lines of enquiry to establish exactly what happened in the lead up to this incident. We’ve already issued a number of witness appeals and have conducted house to house enquiries in the area. We’ve also viewed CCTV and taken statements from those who have already come forward. We’ve now released this CCTV footage of Sagar, which was taken in Eastleigh town centre during the early hours of Sunday, 10 March.
“We know that Sagar was out with friends on the evening of Saturday, 9 March. He went to Winchester and travelled to Eastleigh on a train later that evening or during the early hours of Sunday morning, and then went to The Station pub on High Street.
“We particularly need to speak to anyone who was in the Woodside Avenue or Broadlands Avenue area around the time of the collision – whether walking or driving. Even if you didn’t see anything, we still need to hear from you.
“We hope that by releasing this CCTV we’ll jog someone’s memory and they may recall seeing Sagar that night or during the early hours of Sunday morning.
“Even if you don’t think you have information about the incident that led to his death, we still want to speak to you if you saw Sagar that night. We need as much information as possible so we can build up a picture of exactly what happened in the lead up to this tragic incident.
“Even the smallest bits of information, that might not seem significant to you, may turn out to be very valuable to the investigation, so please do get in touch.”
The police ask that anyone with information should call 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111 to leave information anonymously.