Police launch murder probe into hit-and-run death
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).
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
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday: "Initial
findings of a post mortem have suggested the woman died as a result
of a head injury."
driver of the vehicle a 34-year-old man was yesterday
arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody."
incident happened at about about 2.20am when the woman is believed
to have been walking along Burnham Road."
body was found in the road by a member of the public who alerted
keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the
would particularly like to hear from drivers of any cars with dashcams
which may have driven along Burnham Road around the time of the
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 bit.ly/1pwX4Zm quoting the above
tent was erected at the junction with North Avenue amid a heavy
Police presence on Saturday, as pictured here.
keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of
the incident who may have information to help our enquiries."
officers were at the junction throughout Saturday morning as their
investigation into what happened began.