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Man arrested after pedestrian dies following collision

A man has died following a road traffic collision near Beccles.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:50pm yesterday, 17 November, on the eastbound B1062 Bungay Road, between Barsham and Beccles, where a blue Volkswagen Transporter was involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

Paramedics were also in attendance, but the pedestrian – a man aged in his 60s – sadly died at the scene

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 41-year-old man, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving whilst under the influence of drink of drugs. He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

The B1062 was closed while emergency services attended to the collision and a scene investigation was carried out. The road reopened at approximately 2:30am.

Police are keen to hear from any witnesses to the collision, any motorists with dash cam footage and anybody who witnessed the manner of driving of the blue Volkswagen Transporter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting reference: 37/73369/22

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

If you have been involved in or affected by a road traffic collision, advice and support information can be found at: www.suffolk.police.uk/rtc