Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

July 21, 2005
Two arrested over death of man in Berrow hit and run accident

Two men have been arrested following the death of 32-year-old Mark Close iin a hit-and-run accident at Berrow in the early hours of Saturday July 16th.

Mark Close was killed in an apparent hit and run accident at BerrowThe victim, Mark Close of Weston-super-Mare (pictured), was walking along Barton Road with two other men when he was struck by a car, thought to be a light blue Ford Sierra.
He was declared dead at the scene.

A 22 year-old from Bristol was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was held in custody at Taunton Police Station.

And a second man was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. The 18-year-old, also from Bristol, was questioned by police.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "We would appeal for anyone with information on this death to come forward."

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not have to give your name and you could receive a reward.


Map showing location of Barton Road

Avon and Somerset Constabulary


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