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A 45-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing the death by dangerous driving of a pedestrian from Peterborough.

Both are from Crowland and face additional charges.

The man has also been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving whilst disqualified and failing to stop at scene of collision.

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The woman has additionally been charged with also from Crowland, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. 

Both remain in custody.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or believes they may have seen the vehicle in the build up to it, should call 101 and ask to speak to Det Sgt Craig Wheeler in the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

The man who died in his 30s and was walking along a footpath in Paston Ridings at just after 8.30pm yesterday (20 October) when he fell into the road.

A car, believed to be a Renault Megane, then turned right out of Hallfields Lane, onto Paston Ridings, before colliding with the man.

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The driver failed to stop at the scene.

Police and paramedics attended; the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or believes they may have seen the vehicle in the build up to it, should call 101 and ask to speak to Det Sgt Craig Wheeler in the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

DI Garry Webb, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts (BCH) Road Policing Unit, said: “This is an incredibly sad incident where a man in his 30s has lost his life and we are doing all we can to investigate, but we need the public’s help.

“We are appealing for witnesses, dash cam footage and anyone who was in the area at the time and saw a dark Renault Megane to get in touch.”

Anyone who has any information is urged to contact police via their web chat service, quoting incident 428 of 20 September, or call police on 101 if you do not have internet access.

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