Hampshire Constabulary

Last images of Sagar Bhatti released in police appeal

Press release   •   Apr 30, 2019 01:00 BST

The CCTV shows some of the last known images of Sagar Bhatti before his death in the early hours of Sunday, 10 March.

Officers were called at 5.44am on Sunday 10 March to a report of two vehicles colliding with a pedestrian on Woodside Avenue. The pedestrian, 23-year-old Sagar Bhatti, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives 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, whether driving or walking, 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.”

To view moving CCTV footage, please follow this link: https://youtu.be/egBFO9rbdgs

Please call 101 and quote Operation Laminated 44190084129. Alternatively, make a report using the following link https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC19W02-PO1.

Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111 and leave information anonymously.

Two men, aged 26 and 29, from Eastleigh, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They have been released from police custody but remain under investigation.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190084129.

In an emergency, call 999.