Arrest in Skegness murder investigation after pedestrian hit by van

A 33 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pedestrian who was hit by a van in Skegness died in hospital.

37 year old James Britton, known as Jimmy, was one of two people hit by the Ford Transit on Everintons Lane at around 4.14pm last Wednesday.

He died in hospital this Thursday.

A 20 year old man, who was also hit by the van, suffered serious injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

A 33 year old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.

He was released on police bail but has since been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Myszczyszyn, from East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit, who is now leading the investigation, said: “This is a very tragic event and a family have lost their loved one. They have asked for their privacy to be respected as this very difficult time.

“We have launched a murder investigation and our inquiries are ongoing. We would like to hear from any witnesses who we have not yet spoken with and remind people to refrain from commenting or remarking on social media as this can be deeply upsetting and impacts on our investigation.”