Charlie Hancock hit-and-run: Murder probe into death

Charlie Hancock with son Lenny
Image caption Charlie Hancock died in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 20-year-old man in a hit-and-run in West Sussex.

Charlie Hancock, from Pagham, died in hospital on Tuesday after being hit in Rowan Way, Bognor, on Monday evening.

In a statement his family described him as a "loving and devoted" family man.

Police believe Mr Hancock had earlier been involved in an argument with a man in a Chrysler Voyager. A 41-year-old man has been arrested over his death.

His family said: "Charlie was a larger than life character who was liked and remembered by everyone who met him.

"He was fearless, honourable, loving and devoted to his family as a son, brother, uncle and father.

"His legacy is that so many of the tears shed by us now, stem from memories of the many times he made us laugh."

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: "Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team have launched a murder investigation into his death.

"They are appealing for witnesses who saw two men having an altercation while in a grey Chrysler Voyager vehicle in Rowan Way, Bognor, between 21:30 BST and 22:00 on Monday, to come forward."

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