A woman has died following a hit and run in Cadhay Lane, Ottery St Mary, yesterday. 

Police have arrested a 23-year-old local man on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and failing to report a collision; he has been released on bail until April 20.

It is believed that the woman was struck by a vehicle which then fled the scene without stopping, therefore this incident is currently being treated as a suspected hit-and-run collision.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the accident to come forward.

Police were called to Cadhay Lane at around 11.30am on Thursday January 19 after pedestrians found a woman injured in the road.

Emergency services attended and a local road closure was put in place.

A local woman in her 60s was sent to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where she later died. Her next of kin have been informed.

The road was closed for around ten hours whilst scene investigation work took place.

If you have any information or footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via their website or by calling 101 quoting log 0282 of 19 January.