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Body found on A65 near Draughton, North Yorkshire

Police have appealed for information after a 47-year-old man was found dead on a road in North Yorkshire.

The man, who had suffered head injuries, was found on the A65, near Draughton, at 19:10 GMT on Wednesday, North Yorkshire Police said.

He has not been named, but is from Skipton and had been hit by a car which then stopped at the scene.

However, it was unclear if the man was already in the road or if a previous vehicle had hit him, said police.

'Open mind'

Acting Inspector Paul Cording, from North Yorkshire Police, said several witnesses had reported seeing a man walking along the A65 from the direction of Ilkley and Addingham towards Skipton prior to the collision.

But, he said, officers were keeping an "open mind" as to how he came to be in the road.

"It may be the vehicle which hit him caused the injuries. It may be he'd had a medical episode and fell into the road.

"It may be that another vehicle clipped this individual prior to the vehicle which we know hit him."

Officers have appealed for anyone who drove past Draughton between 18:45 GMT and 19:10 GMT on Wednesday to get in touch.

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