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Police investigating a fatal hit and run collision near Nantwich have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A 44-year-old man was killed on the A530 from Whitchurch to Nantwich in the early hours today (July 2).

The victim, from Aston, was walking from Nantwich between 1am and 3.15am in the direction of Hill Farm and the turning for Wrenbury when it is believed he was hit by a passing vehicle.

Officers and ambulance attended and he was taken to Leighton hospital where he died.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Helena Banusic, of Cheshire Constabulary, said: “This was an extremely serious incident and we want to trace the person responsible as well as urge witnesses to come forward and speak to officers.

“The investigation is currently in its early stages where we are following a number of lines of enquiry. I believe as a result of the collision the vehicle would have had damage caused to the front passenger wing mirror.

“I’m keen to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and I would urge anyone who believes they have any information that could help the investigation to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 180 of 2 July.

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