Murder inquiry launched after woman dies in Highbridge hit and run

PUBLISHED: 14:23 21 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:23 21 January 2018

Murder investigation launched after woman dies in Highbridge hit and run.

Murder investigation launched after woman dies in Highbridge hit and run.

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A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was killed in a hit and run in Highbridge.

The woman, in her 30s, was believed to have been walking home along Burnham Road at 2.20am yesterday (Saturday) when she collided with a car which failed to stop.

Her body was found in the road by a member of the public who called the police.

A 34-year-old man, who was driving the vehicle, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

The woman has not yet been formally identified but police have revealed a post mortem suggests she died as a result of a head injury.

Avon and Somerset police are keen to hear from drivers with dashcams who may have driven along Burnham Road at the time of the incident.

Anyone who can help is asked to call police on 101 and quote 5218014348. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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