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Appeal for witnesses after pedestrian is killed in crash

The man died at the scene of the crash in Lawford Credit: ITV Anglia

Essex police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a pedestrian in Lawford.

Officers were called shortly after 2.20am yesterday Saturday, December 8, when a 44-year-old man from Colchester was struck by a silver Ford Mondeo.

The car was found a short time later in Station Road, Manningtree.

A 20-year-old man from the Clacton area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, perverting the course of justice, driving without insurance, failing to stop after an accident and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He has been released under investigation while police continue their inquiries.

We are keen to speak to anyone who saw a man walking along the A137 Harwich Road, away from Manningtree. We are also looking to trace anyone who saw a silver Ford Mondeo driving along the same road and towards the area around The Skinners Arms pub in Station Road, Manningtree.”

– Detective Sergeant Peter Swan

Witnesses, anyone with CCTV, dash cam footage or any other information that may assist are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email CollisionAppeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.