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Woman released without charge after Bruton hit-and-run

84 year old David Hick died in a hit and run incident in Bruton on Tuesday

Police have been given more time to question a man arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run in Somerset. 84 year old David Hick was killed in the crash in Bruton on Tuesday night. A man in his 40s from Somerset is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A woman, who was also arrested, has been released without charge. Police are still looking for a car, a dark-coloured Chrysler Grand Voyager in connection with the crash.

Driver arrested after teenager dies in car river plunge

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a woman after the car in which she was travelling ended up submerged in the River Parrett.

The male driver managed to escape from the vehicle in the incident which happened near to Martock during the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 19 October).

The man (21) and woman (19) were in the car which was travelling along Broadmead near to the junction with Hawthorn Hill in the direction of Gawbridge Bow at about 1.10am. The car left the road and entered the River Parrett.

The driver managed to escape but the teenage passenger was trapped in the car. She was declared dead at the scene.

The driver was later arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident, who may have information to help their enquiries.


Two arrested over Bruton hit and run

84 year old David Hick died in a hit and run incident in Bruton on Tuesday

Two people have been arrested in connection with a hit and run in Bruton that killed an 84 year old man.

David Hick died on Tuesday night. A dark coloured Chrysler Grand Voyager was caught leaving the scene. A man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s, both from Somerset, remain in police custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The car still hasn't been traced, and police are urging anyone with information to contact them. The car's registration number is DS 02 NH1.

Appeal for car following fatal hit and run

The scene of the crash which killed an elderly man in Bruton Credit: ITV News

Police investigating the death of an elderly man in a hit and run in Bruton want to trace a car that was seen in the area at the time.

85-year-old David Hick was on his way to the shops with his two dogs on Tuesday evening when he was run down and later died.

Police would like to speak to the driver of a dark Chrysler Grand Voyager, which was driving through the town that evening - possibly heading to Frome or Evercreech.

They are also asking garages and car mechanics to be on the look out as it may have been damaged.

Search continues for car involved in fatal hit and run

Police want to trace a 4x4 and a hatchback following the fatal crash in Bruton Credit: ITV News

Police in Somerset are continuing to look through CCTV footage after an 85-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run.

David Hick was out walking his two dogs in the village of Bruton on Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car.

Officers are trying to trace a dark coloured 4x4 which was seen driving at speed, and also a light coloured 3 door hatchback with a stripe along the roof.

Tributes left to 85-year-old road death victim

A simple bunch of flowers marks the spot where an 85-year-old man was hit and killed by a car last night. Police say the man had just been on the phone to his daughter.

He told her he was going to walk down to the local shop to buy himself something to eat. The accident happened as he was crossing the road with his dogs. They were unharmed.

The collision scene in Bruton, Somerset. Credit: ITV News/Bob Cruwys
A bunch of flowers left at the scene. Credit: ITV News/Bob Cruwys


80-year-old killed in suspected hit-and-run in Bruton

Bruton, Somerset. Credit: ITV News

Police are looking for witnesses after a man in his 80s died following a suspected hit-and-run collision in Bruton.

The man was found lying in Cole Road with serious head injuries at about 8.35pm last night (Tuesday 14 October). He was going to his local shop and had his two dogs with him which were unharmed in the incident.

The injured man received medical attention at the scene but died later.

Police say the vehicle involved would have sustained substantial damage in the collision - in particular a smashed windscreen. They add that people would be aware of the damage caused to the car.

Police believe the vehicle was travelling from Yeovil, through Bruton, travelling in the direction of Frome or Evercreech.

"We would particularly like to speak to the driver of a small light coloured three door hatchback, possibly with a stripe through the centre of the roof of the vehicle, which passed through Bruton at about 8.30pm. We believe the driver may be able to assist us with our investigations.

"We would like the driver or anyone else who has information to help our enquiries, contact Yeovil CID on the force number 101."

– Avon & Somerset Police statement

Aunt of missing Bristol girl makes fresh appeal

Yusra Hussien. Credit: family

The aunt of a missing 15-year-old girl from Bristol has made a new appeal for her safe return.

Yusra Hussien is believed to have joined jihadists in Syria after catching a flight to Turkey two weeks ago.

Yusra's aunt, Sucdi Ali, says her niece has been 'brainwashed by powerful people':

Family confirm Ben Pocock died in Malaysian air crash

Ben Pocock was a passenger on the flight in July. Credit: Facebook

The family of Ben Pocock, from Keynsham, have today confirmed that he has been formally identified as one of the victims of the Malaysian MH17 air crash over Ukraine on July 17.

We can confirm that Ben was a victim of the disaster. We would like to thank all those who have sent us messages of support and tributes to Ben, and we would ask to be allowed to grieve and come to terms with our loss.

– Jeremy & Louise, Ben's parents
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