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Murder investigation launched after woman, 28, hit by black Land Rover

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was struck by a vehicle in Barrow upon Soar.

Shortly after 4.45pm yesterday (Tuesday 6 September) police were called to Field Edge Drive following a report of a collision and that a vehicle had left the scene.

A 28-year-old woman was found with serious injuries, and she was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Officers were deployed to the area and found the vehicle – a black Land Rover – abandoned. As a result of information given to police, a 42-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.

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He remains in custody at this time and enquiries are continuing.

Detective Inspector Mark Parish, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) major crime team, is the senior investigating officer. He said: “Our investigation to establish the circumstances of this incident is very much in its early stages.

“Officers remain in the area carrying out enquiries. While a number of people have been spoken to already, I would ask anyone who believes they can help but has not yet come forward to do so.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who has a dashcam in their vehicle or who has a video doorbell at their address. Any footage you’re able to provide could be vital.”

You can pass on information by visiting: Report a crime | Leicestershire Police (leics.police.uk)and quoting reference 22*519753.

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