Man Arrested for Hit n Run Dead Body near M1 motorway

man arrested for Hit n Run Dead Body near M1

Man Arrested for Hit n Run Dead Body near M1 motorway

Police investigating a the suspicious death of a man next to the M1 motorway have made an arrest.

UPDATE 9th December 2024: A second driver, a 24-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

It is suspected that the man was hit by a vehicle which failed to stop, he sadly died following the collision.

The incident was between 4.30am on Sunday 3 December and 2.30pm on Monday 4 December.

After a post-mortem examination on Wednesday 6 December, and the cause of death was concluded to have been from a traumatic head injury.

A 28-year-old man from Leicester was arrested by police today in Leicestershire (Tuesday 19 December) for causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a traffic collision.

He currently remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Garry Webb, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the man’s family at this terrible time. Specially trained officers are continuing to support them and are keeping them updated.

“Despite us making an arrest, we still want to hear from anybody who saw what happened or has information that can help. If you were driving along the M1 and have a dash cam, please check it and get in touch if you spot something that might help our investigation.

“Finally, I would like to thank the public for their patience whilst we carried out investigations at the scene as the road remained closed for some time.

“If you can help, please get in touch by emailing, quoting Op Byron.”

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