HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition calling for a TV appeal to help catch Adam O’Toole’s killer.

More than 850 signatures have been added to the online campaign, started by friends of the 18-year-old student, for the hit-and-run incident to be featured on Crimewatch.

Adam, who lived at Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, and attended Huddersfield New College, died after he was hit by a car on New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, on the morning of March 6 last year.

The driver, believed to be behind the wheel of a blue Rover 200, sped off in the direction of Oldham.

BBC’s Crimewatch show has so far ignored requests to feature a reconstruction of the incident.

A spokesman said it was not possible to feature every appeal.

He added: “We would like to help with every case, but as we are a monthly programme and have limited airtime we have to select the cases we can offer most help with.

“These are always difficult decisions to make.”

But pressure on the petition is mounting.

A message from Adam’s girlfriend, Laura Davidson , says: “I know that finding Adam’s killer will never bring Adam back, but please, please, please, help ease my grieving and help take away some of my anger and give me justice for my beautiful boyfriend.

“Crimewatch reconsider, I’m begging you.”

Another signatory said: “I think it’s absolutely disgusting that the person who has done this has not revealed themselves. Adam’s family need closure. To the person that did this, think if you had children.”

One message added: “This case needs to be shown countrywide, that person who has done this could be anywhere now.

“Maybe an appeal like this might just jog someone’s memory. Justice for Adam O’Toole.”

The petition can be signed by visiting

Hundreds of people have also joined a group on social networking website Facebook to spread the word about Adam’s death.

The group, started by former New College student Robert McGuin, is called ‘In Memory of Adam O'Toole, 18.07.88-06.03.07.’