POLICE have renewed an appeal for witnesses to come forward after the death of former Widnes Vikings player Liam Walsh.

The forward was killed aged 23 he was hit by a car on Cronton Road shortly before midnight on Saturday, September 18.

Cheshire Police are now appealing for the occupants of several vehicles which were captured on CCTV in the area at the time of the collision – which occurred near to the junction with College Fields and involved a red Vauxhall Corsa – to come forward.

These include a ‘panel van shaped vehicle’ which is believed to be a taxi and drove past the car shortly before the incident.

Officers are also hoping to get in touch with the occupants of a dark-coloured saloon car and a London-style cab which were driving on Cronton Road in the direction of Widnes.

Two pedestrians, a man and a woman, who were seen walking along the A5080 moments beforehand are also being sought.

They got into a small white car near to the entrance of Cronton College before driving away The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash was uninjured, but academy graduate Walsh – who debuted for the club in 2017 before departing in 2019 – died after being rushed to Whiston Hospital.

Police Constable Ellie Wier, of the force’s serious and complex collision investigation unit, said: “Liam’s family have been left absolutely devastated as a result of this incident and we are committed to doing all the we can to establish exactly what took place.

“As part of our ongoing enquiries, we are keen to hear from the occupants of the vehicles mentioned above as we believe they may hold vital information.

“Even if you didn’t witness the collision, if you believe that you may be the occupants of one of these vehicles please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the constabulary on 101, quoting incident number IML1088396.