Two arrested after man dies in suspected hit and run in Ingleby Barwick

Credit: Terry Blackburn

Two people have been arrested as police continue a murder investigation in Ingleby Barwick.

A 60-year-old man died at the scene of a suspected hit and run on Myton Way in Ingleby Barwick at around 11.35pm on Friday 9 February.

Officers say a vehicle appears to have been intentionally driven towards a group of people on the footpath. The driver left the scene before the police arrived and police believe the vehicle was then abandoned nearby

Forensics teams were at the scene in the early hours. Credit: Terry Blackburn

The man's family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Two other people were seriously injured in the incident and taken to hospital.

Myton Way was closed between The Rings and Queen Elizabeth Way, with motorists being told to leave their cars behind while investigations were carried out.

Two men, aged 29 and 66 - both from Ingleby Barwick - have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

Anyone who may have seen a white van travelling in the area at the time is asked to get in touch.

Police have also issued an appeal for anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage to come forward.

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