January 22, 2018
Burnham-On-Sea Police launch murder probe into hit-and-run death

Burnham-On-Sea Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses as they launch a murder investigation into the death of a woman in Highbridge on Saturday (20th January).

The woman in her 30s - who has not been formally identified - died after she was in collision with a car in Burnham Road, which failed to stop.

Police spokesman Wayne Baker told on Sunday: "Initial findings of a post mortem have suggested the woman died as a result of a head injury."

"The driver of the vehicle – a 34-year-old man – was yesterday arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody."

"The incident happened at about about 2.20am when the woman is believed to have been walking along Burnham Road."

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

"We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident."

"We would particularly like to hear from drivers of any cars with dashcams which may have driven along Burnham Road around the time of the incident."

"If you are able to help, call us on 101, quoting 5218014348. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report it on-line using the following link quoting the above reference number."

A Police tent was erected at the junction with North Avenue amid a heavy Police presence on Saturday, as pictured here.

"We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident who may have information to help our enquiries."

Crimes-of-scene officers were at the junction throughout Saturday morning as their investigation into what happened began.

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