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Four arrested on suspicion of Lancashire hit and run

Three women and a man are arrested on suspicion of murder after man in his 40s was smashed into and killed by Nissan Micra in ‘hit-and-run’

  • The man in his 40s died at the scene in Kirkham, Lancashire around 4.15pm 
  • Three women and a man were arrested on suspicion of murder on the M61
  • Police have notified the victim’s next of kin and have launched a murder probe
  • Witnesses reported seeing the victim being dragged beneath the Micra’s wheels 

Three women and man have been arrested on suspicion of murder following a ‘hit and run’ incident earlier today. 

Lancashire Police confirmed a man in his 40s was killed after he was hit by a Nissan Micra in Kirkham at 4.15pm. 

Officers raced to the scene where they saw the victim on Freckleton Street. 

A man in his 40s died on Freckleton Street, Kirkham today in a suspected hit and run, Lancashire Police have confirmed. Three men and a woman were later arrested on suspicion of murder

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, eyewitnesses reported the victim being dragged along the road beneath the car.  

A short time later, police stopped a Nissan Micra between junctions 6 and 5 of the M61. 

The driver and three passengers inside the car were all arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody. 

Police have identified the victim and contacted his next of kin, who are being offered specialised support. 

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward. 

Detective Chief Inspector Eric Halford, of West CID, said: ‘We are in the very early stages of what is clearly an extremely serious incident which has resulted in a man losing his life.

‘While we have made a number of arrests our enquiries are very much on-going and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed these events or who has any information which could assist our investigation to come forward and speak to us.’ 

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 1068 of today (Thursday, July 18th) or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.