The widow of a man killed in a hit-and-run incident has joined police in making an appeal for information about the fatal crash.
Myra Brown broke down into tears after reading the first few words of her statement during a press conference at the headquarters of Strathclyde Police in Glasgow.
Her husband Ian Brown, 48, died after being struck by a car which then drove off in Ayrshire in July.
She said: "It has been nearly five months since Ian was killed," struggling to say the final word. Mrs Brown apologised and stepped away from the media spotlight.
Sergeant Jackie Dunbar read the Brown family statement on behalf of Mrs Brown. It described their pain as "as raw now as it was at the time of his death". It went on to describe the father-of-two as "a hard-working man who absolutely adored his family".
The statement continued: "Christmas is going to be a very difficult time for us, we are devastated by his death and miss him dearly. We would ask anyone with information that could help this enquiry to contact police urgently. We need answers as to why someone would leave Ian at the roadside."
The statement concluded with a plea to the driver of the car involved in the accident to search their conscience, come forward and speak to police.
On Saturday July 28 Mr Brown was out with friends at Girvan bowling club. As he walked home, he was hit and fatally injured by a car. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene on the B734 Girvan to Dailly Road in the early hours.
The decision to release a fresh appeal for information was taken due to a possible new lead. Officers praised the public for their positive response to the enquiry in the past and hope new information may come to light as a result of this appeal.
Superintendent Jim Baird said: "The public's information will ultimately solve this, that's the bottom line. Without the public's help we won't be able to solve it. We need information as to who has be involved in this or who people think is involved in this, and we can eliminate them from the enquiry if they are innocent."