Police treat death of pedestrian in Mansfield Woodhouse as murder inquiry

Police guard the scene of the crash in Mansfield Woodhouse Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police have confirmed they are treating the death of a man, in Nottinghamshire on Good Friday, who was hit by a car as a murder investigation.

It is one of two incidents being investigated by Nottinghamshire police who had earlier been called to reports that a car had collided with a house in Mansfield Road at Skeby.

A short time later police and the air ambulance were called to Melbourne Street in Mansfield Woodhouse to reports that a vehicle had hit a number of other vehicles and a man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 38-year old man has been arrested.

A 38 year old man has been arrested over the incidents Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police cordons and road closures remain in place in Mansfield Road, Skegby and in Worcester Street and Park Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse while detectives continue to work to establish the circumstances surrounding these incidents.

Nottinghamshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) following the incidents, as is standard practice where a death is reported following police contact.

Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson

Detectives are continuing to encourage anyone who witnessed these incidents or believes they may have dashcam footage of the incidents to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 185 of 19 April.