Update: Hit and run victim named as three men arrested are released

Three men arrested after the death of a 69-year-old man from Burnley in a suspected hit and run outside The Muni in Colne have been released by police.

The man who died has been named locally as Keith Robinson.

A 50-year-old man from Burnley who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released without charge.

A second man, aged 22, from Colne, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop has been bailed until April 28th.

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A 23-year-old man from Nelson who was also arrested by police on suspicion of assisting an offender has also been bailed until April 28th.

Police were called to the junction of Albert Road and Hill Street in Colne at around 10-20pm on Thursday after reports a man had been hit by a car.

Mr Robinson was crossing Albert Road when it is believed a Vauxhall Corsa, travelling from Colne towards Nelson, collided with him, failing to stop.

He suffered serious head injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for four hours while accident investigators attended.

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A Vauxhall Corsa similar to the one described in the collision was later found in the Colne area.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

Det. Chief Insp. Jo McHugh, of Burnley CID, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.

“We would ask anyone with information about this collision to contact police immediately.”

If you can help, contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1377 of February 4th.