Appeal after pedestrian killed in Hertfordshire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 80s was killed after being hit by a Transit van in Bishop's Stortford.

The incident happened at about 5.30pm yesterday in Thorley Hill near the junction with Lower Park Crescent.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, the driver of the white Transit Connect van - a man in his 50s - was not injured.

The road was closed until 8pm to allow investigations to take place at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.