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19 July 2019, 06:55 | Updated: 19 July 2019, 07:17
Police have arrested four teenagers on suspicion of murder after a man was killed in a hit and run in Kirkham.
Officers were called to reports of a crash in Kirkham at about 4.15pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday, July 18th).
A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene on Freckleton Street.
Police believe he was hit by a car which had driven off.
Shortly after the hit and run, police stopped a Nissan Micra between junctions 6 and 5 of the M61 near Bolton.
The four occupants, three girls aged 16, 17 and 18 and an 18-year-old man, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.
Police have contacted the deceased’s next of kin and the family will be offered the support of specially trained officers.
They say enquiries are on-going and remain at an early stage.
Detective Chief Inspector Eric Halford, of West CID, said: “We are in the very early stages of what is clearly an extremely serious incident which has resulted in a man losing his life.
“While we have made a number of arrests our enquiries are very much on-going and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed these events or who has any information which could assist our investigation to come forward and speak to us.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 1068 (Thursday, July 18th) or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.