Man arrested over alleged hit-and-run in Lancashire

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Police have named a man who died after an alleged hit-and-run in Lancashire.

He was Michael Meekins, 63, from Fleetwood, who had been out for an evening walk with his wife after celebrating her birthday.

It happened last night (Tuesday, January 24) at around 8.35pm on Princes Way near to the Cadets Centre and Fleetwood Golf Club when a car collided with a pedestrian.

A 23 year old man from Fleetwood has today come forward and been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. He is currently in custody.

  • Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1358 of 24thJanuary.

  • Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.