A DRIVER has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a mum-of-five was killed in a horrific hit-and-run.

The woman, 39, died after being hit by a car while walking in Barkerend, Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Monday.

The collision took place at about 3pm when a grey Citroen C1 ploughed into the mum, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A man, 41, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the crash and remains in custody.

Following further investigations, he has now also been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The driver left the scene of the collision before police arrived, officials said.

Authorities said rumours that the Citroen C1 was being chased by cops before it hit the woman are false.

West Yorkshire Police are continuing to investigate and appeal for witnesses.

Chief Inspector Daniel Ware said: “We are continuing to investigate this fatal collision and are supporting the victim’s family at what is clearly a devastating time for them.

“I want to thank residents and witnesses who have come forward with information to support the police investigation, and continue to urge witnesses who we may not have spoken with to contact us.

“Anyone who can assist our enquiries with information and dashcam or CCTV/phone footage is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police via 101 or online using www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat  quoting log 1040 of 10/05.”

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