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Arrest made in connection with suspected hit and run

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a suspected hit and run in Lichfield earlier this morning.

The man, from Lichfield, was arrested in the city on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been taken into custody at Burton for interview.

The collision happened on the A5127 Burton Road in Streethay at around 7:40am.

The victim was believed to have been walking his dog and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The A5127 is closed between the Cappers Lane/Eastern Ave traffic island and the A38 junction while officers begin a full investigation. One lane of the southbound A38 past Streethay has also been closed.

Police are appealing for information.


Dog walker in Lichfield killed in suspected hit and run

A man walking his dog in Staffordshire has been killed in a suspected hit and run.

The man was on the pavement in the village of Streethay near Lichfield at about 7.40am when he was hit by a car.

The small light-coloured car, believed to be a Rover, did not stop and carried on towards Lichfield. The dog was also killed.

West Midlands Police are appealing for information.