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Man held after pedestrian killed

A man has been arrested and a car recovered following a hit-and-run collision in Surrey which resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

The victim, in his 20s, was hit by a vehicle which failed to stop in Hermitage Road, Woking, at 2355 GMT on Friday outside The Surrey pub.

He was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, but he died later from his injuries.

A man was arrested on Saturday morning after an appeal for information.

Damaged car

A police spokeswoman said a member of the public heard the appeal on the radio and contacted officers.

Insp Rick Lawn said police were still keen to trace and talk to witnesses, despite the arrest.

"We would like to speak to you if you saw a damaged car being driven or parked overnight since the time of the collision," he said.

"When you woke up this morning did you notice a damaged car parked nearby in your road?

"This is a tragedy which has left a family heartbroken."



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