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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 May 2007, 16:58 GMT 17:58 UK
Arrests over hit-and-run killing
Gavin Brown
Mr Brown was due to compete at this year's high diving World Cup
Four people have been arrested in connection with the death of an aspiring elite diver who died after a hit-and-run collision in Southampton.

Gavin Brown, 22, from Bradford and a criminology student at Southampton Solent University, was hit outside The Hobbit pub early on Saturday.

Three men, two aged 20 and one aged 21, and a 14-year-old girl, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

They are all from Southampton and have been bailed until 27 June.

'Irreplaceable'

After his death, Mr Brown's family issued a joint statement with Southampton Diving Academy.

They said he was "widely known and loved for his outgoing and fun-loving personality".

They added: "The whole of the local, national and international diving community will mourn the loss of Gavin."

England diving coach, Lindsey Fraser said he was "irreplaceable".

He was due to compete for the first time in the World Cup High Diving Contest this summer.

Mr Brown died at Southampton General Hospital on Saturday after suffering a serious head injury in the collision at about 0200 BST.

Police later recovered a blue Vauxhall Astra car in Bevois Valley Road, Portswood.




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