Man arrested after pedestrian dies
A 23-YEAR-OLD man from Penzance has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man died in Newquay on Sunday.
Emergency services were called to the incident, outside the Godolphin pub in Henver Road, at 2am on Sunday after an incident involving a pedestrian and a car. The pedestrian, who was local to the Newquay area, was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske, Truro, but died of his injuries.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the car, a red Chrysler, failed to stop at the scene but was located by officers parked up and unattended nearby a short time later.
A man was arrested and held at Newquay police station.
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Police said the car was travelling east along Henver Road when the accident happened.
The road was closed both ways between Chester Road and Trevenson Road, for almost eight hours while specialist crash investigators examined the scene and gathered evidence. It reopened at 9.40am.
Police believe that because of the large number of people in town for the Boardmasters festival it is likely there were several witnesses.
The Penzance man arrested in relation to the incident has been bailed until November 18, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the force's non-emergency number 101 and quote log 159 of August 11.