A man has been arrested following the death of a 90-year-old pedestrian in a suspected "hit and run" accident in Charmouth last night (23 January).

The collision happened at the junction of The Street and Lower Sea Lane at 7pm.

Members of the public, police officers and paramedics tried to help but the male pensioner died at the scene.

The road remains closed whilst an investigation is underway.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the accident.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forwards.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very distressing time.

Police Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 23:346. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.