POLICE are appealing for more witnesses to come forward after they received new information about an unsolved hit-and-run.
Officers investigating the killing of Oswaldtwistle man Shaun Metcalfe last January now believe that another car could have been involved.
Mr Metcalfe, 34, died after being hit by a car outside the Hare and Hounds pub in Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle. He had been on a night out with a friend and was believed to have been lying on the ground when he was hit.
Officers were originally hunting a red car that was seen speeding away from the scene - but an anonymous caller has since come forward to claim that a second car was involved.
Sergeant Stuart Isherwood, of Accrington's Road Policing Unit, said that the caller contacted the Hare and Hounds to say that he had seen the incident.
He said: "The man called the landlady and suggested that we had been looking for the wrong vehicle. He said it was in fact a dark-coloured car, overtaking the red car, that hit Shaun."
"Obviously if there is someone out there with information that can help us solve the case they should be coming to us, and we would like this person to get in touch."
He added: "The inquiry has been scaled down but it is always going to remain open until we can solve it. It is a great disappointment to us that we haven't been able to solve it yet."
"Someone out there knows what happened that night and I don't know how they can keep that on their conscience. It happened six months ago and it is going to be difficult to find the car involved without someone coming forward."
A verdict of accidental death was recorded at an inquest last month. Coroner Michael Singleton said that he could not be certain, on the evidence available, that it had amounted to unlawful killing.