Police arrest man on suspicion of murder after 28-year-old woman is killed in village hit-and-run

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 28-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run.

Emergency services were called after the victim was mowed down and left for dead in the village of Barrow upon Soar, Leics., at 4.45pm on Tuesday (6/9).

The woman was found with serious injuries in Field Edge Drive and she was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

Leicestershire Police said they were called to reports of a collision and that the vehicle involved had left the scene.

Officers then discovered a black Land Rover abandoned and as a result of information given to police, a man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.

The force said the suspect remains in custody being quizzed by detectives and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Mark Parish, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit major crime team, said: “Our investigation to establish the circumstances of this incident is very much in its early stages.

“Officers remain in the area carrying out enquiries.

"While a number of people have been spoken to already, I would ask anyone who believes they can help but has not yet come forward to do so.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who has a dashcam in their vehicle or who has a video doorbell at their address.

"Any footage you’re able to provide could be vital.”

Anyone with information is asked to visit: https://www.leics.police.uk/ro... quoting reference 22*519753.