Arrest made in Ashby non-stop collision investigation
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Detectives have made an arrest after a non-stop collision in Ashby resulted in the death of a man.
Just after 8.30am yesterday (Monday 11 December) the body of a man was found in some hedges on Burton Road.
East Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene, who confirmed the man was deceased.
It’s believed the deceased was walking along Burton Road towards Boundary, Derbyshire, sometime between 2.30am and 3.30am on Sunday (10 December) when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle, which failed to stop at the scene.
On Monday, a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released under investigation.
On Sunday evening a man was reported missing to Derbyshire Constabulary and it’s believed the deceased may be missing man, Thomas Hunter. Formal identification is yet to take place. The force is liaising with Derbyshire Constabulary.
Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have been driving along Burton Road during the early hours of Sunday morning and may have witnessed the incident.
Also, if anyone has dashcam equipment installed on their vehicles we would ask that they check the footage and get in touch if they captured anything that may assist with enquiries.
If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact PC 212 Suki Sahota on 101 or via www.leics.police.uk, quoting incident 133 of 11 December.