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Dorchester 'hit-and-run': Woman arrested over Erika Prisacaru death

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Media captionErika Prisacaru leaves a six-year-old son, Andrei, who is being cared for by relatives

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested following the death of a mother killed in a suspected hit-and-run.

Erika Prisacaru, 39, died in hospital after being struck by a car on The Grove, Dorchester shortly before 20:00 GMT on 27 December.

The woman is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene. A car has also been seized.

The arrest comes after a convertible Audi A3 was sought by police.

Police said the woman, who is from the area, was also being held on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

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Image caption Police released CCTV images of a car they believe was involved

Ms Prisacaru, from Dorchester, leaves a six-year-old son, Andrei, who is being cared for by relatives.

Her family is being supported by specially trained officers.

The force is urging anyone who saw a dark-coloured Audi A3 or who has dashcam footage of either The Grove or Brewery Square areas at the time of the crash to come forward.

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