Global police hunt confirmed for Dolars Aleksanders after death of Keaton Slater

Police have confirmed their hunt for wanted Dolars Aleksanders has gone international. Sergeant Rich Evans added that this includes in his native Latvia.

The 21-year-old has been on the run for almost a week. It follows the death of Keaton Slater who died after being hit by a BMW on Radford Road at around 4.30pm on Friday (June 14).

Speaking at a press conference held earlier today, Sergeant Rich Evans explained: "We are looking at all intelligence and information that is coming in from the Coventry area and the wider UK. We are also fully aware that the suspect was born in Latvia so we are doing further enquiries with our international counterparts and using partner agencies to try and track him down

"That is why the appeal is to make sure that we get as much information as possible from anybody who knows his whereabouts."

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He added that as well as wanting to catch Aleksanders, he issued a warning to anyone who might be helping him to hide. He confirmed that a 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and warned more will be made.

"We don't want anyone to be harbouring this person, we need to speak to them, we need to establish what is going on, we need to get justice for this (Keaton Slater's) family."

He said the devastating loss has affected the whole of the city, including the officers working on the case, but he said that they are determined to catch the suspect and that includes sharing the appeal far and wide.

Police are on the hunt for 21-year-old Dolars Aleksanders
Police are on the hunt for 21-year-old Dolars Aleksanders -Credit:West Midlands Police/CoventryLive

"It is really important that we keep that momentum going," he said. "A 12 year has tragically lost their lives through somebody's driving and we need to take action."

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is being urged to call 999, quoting log 3407 of June 14. Details can also be sent to

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