Police have named the man who was killed in a hit-and-run attack in Chessington as they renewed their information appeal.

On Friday (August 2) the Met Police said that 25-year-old Liam Dent from Chessington was killed after being struck and dragged by a car for some distance.

Met Police and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended but Liam was pronounced dead at the scene in the early hours of Friday, July 26.

The Met said his next of kin have been receiving the support of specialist officers since last Friday.

A post-mortem examination held at Kingston Mortuary on Saturday, July 27 established cause of death as injuries consistent with a collision.

The Met revealed that a 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of murder by officers in Surrey on behalf of the Met yesterday (August 1).

He was taken to a local police station and has since been bailed to a date in September.

The car believed to have been involved in the incident, a Ford S Max, was found burnt out on Cyclamen Way in Epsom, approximately one mile from the crime scene.

Since then a further two vehicles have been recovered, according to the Met.

All three recovered vehicles were reportedly stolen and had been using falsified number plates.

Detective Inspector Vicky Tunstall from the Specialist Crime Command issued a direct appeal to residents in the area where the fatal hit-and-run took place as she offered "thoughts and sincere condolences" to Liam's family.

"This can only be described as an unimaginably distressing time...and we are doing everything in our power to identify those responsible.

"We continue to appeal to witnesses following the significant recovery this week of three vehicles connected with this incident.

"We continue to believe this was a pre-meditated attack.

"As part of our enquiries we are exploring the possibility that a dispute between two groups, one group involving Liam, is understood to have occurred earlier in the evening outside The Lucky Rover pub, on Hook Road, Chessington may be connected to the fatal collision.

"The suspects involved in the incident in the pub were believed to be driving three cars; a grey Ford S Max, index BJ65 OOA, a black BMW, index HJ64 VKV and a silver Volvo V40, index HJ67 SVX," DI Tunstall said.

The detective inspector reiterated the Met's appeal for information — pointing out the busy nature of the road where the killing took place.

"I am appealing directly to anyone who has information or knowledge about the incident in the pub, or anyone connected with Liam’s murder to contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously without delay.

"Moor Lane is a busy road – were you travelling along it around 00:10hrs on 26 July?

"Do you have any dash cam footage or do you live in the vicinity and have private footage of the incident? Were you in the vicinity of Cyclamen Way in the early hours of 26 July and, if so, did you see anyone acting suspiciously at the location?" DI Tunstall said.

Anyone giving information would be treated with "the utmost confidentiality," she added.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist police, should call the incident room number on 020 8721 4622 or 101 quoting CAD 96/26July.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.