Driver sought after man killed in Bruton hit-and-run

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

The driver of a Chrysler Grand Voyager is being sought after a hit-and-run in Somerset which killed a pensioner.

David Hick, who was in his 80s, was found lying in Cole Road, Bruton, with head injuries at about 20:35 BST on Tuesday, and later died.

Police want to trace the driver of a dark Chrysler Grand Voyager, which was driven through the town at the time of the incident.

They have appealed for the driver or passengers to contact them urgently.

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

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said it was believed the vehicle was travelling in the direction of Frome or Evercreech.

"It is likely to have sustained serious damage and therefore may have been taken off the road since the incident," he said.

"We are also appealing to garages, car body workshops and mechanics who may have been approached to carry out urgent repairs to a vehicle matching the description to contact us."

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