Somerset

Bruton hit-and-run: Two arrested over fatal collision

Accident scene in Bruton
Image caption Police say the vehicle involved would have have sustained "serious damage"

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of an 84-year-old Somerset man who was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop.

David Hick was found lying in Cole Road, Bruton, with head injuries on Tuesday, and later died.

A man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s, from South Somerset, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report a crash.

They remain in police custody.

Police are continuing their search for a black Chrysler Grand Voyager, believed to have left the scene without stopping

Anyone with information about the vehicle - registration number DS02 NH1 - should contact Yeovil CID.

Mr Hick, a retired engineer, was walking to a local shop with his two dogs when he was struck by the car.

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