Shropshire

Arrest made in Dale McNamee hit-and-run

Dale McNamee
Image caption Mr McNamee was found dead on the A458 between Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident in Shropshire.

Father-of-three Dale McNamee, 36, from Harmer Hill, was found dead on the A458 near Cound shortly before 04:30 GMT on 26 November.

On Friday his father Clive made an appeal for anyone with information on his son's death to come forward.

West Mercia Police confirmed a man had been arrested and released on bail, pending further inquiries.

Det Ch Insp Neil Jamieson said: "This investigation is still very much ongoing.

"I stress again the importance that anyone with information which might help our inquiries, especially in identifying the driver of the vehicle."

A white van is the last vehicle to have been seen heading towards Mr McNamee at Venus Bank at about 04:20 GMT.

White van

Police said a woman driving past spotted Mr McNamee lying in the road and contacted the emergency services.

Moments later she flashed her headlights at a white box-type van to warn the driver of Mr McNamee's presence.

Police said the road was unlit and Mr McNamee had been wearing dark clothing.

The vehicle, travelling towards Bridgnorth, was also carrying a passenger wearing a high-visibility jacket.

Officers urged the occupants of the van to contact them by dialling 101.

Mr McNamee's funeral is due to take place on Wednesday.

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