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A Nantwich man arrested in connection with the A530 road death of pensioner Michael Betts has been re-bailed by Cheshire Police.

The 21-year-old was arrested after Mr Betts, 74, was killed when he was hit by a van as he was walking along Middlewich Road, Nantwich, near Alvaston Hall Hotel.

A white Mercedes sprinter van was overtaking another vehicle when it hit Mr Betts, from Wistaston, who was walking along the Nantwich-bound carriageway, on December 17, 2011.

The 21-year-old, who has not been named, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was questioned and released on police bail until last week.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police spokesman confirmed he has now been re-bailed until a date in late April.

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