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Murder probe after man killed in Dunstable 'hit-and-run'

Shops on Mayfield Road in Dunstable. Image copyright SBNA
Image caption Police believe the crash followed an "altercation" near some shops

A man has died in an apparent hit-and-run in Dunstable.

The victim, in his 30s, was hit by a vehicle in Southwood Road at about 16:20 BST on Friday. He died at the scene and Bedfordshire Police has launched a murder investigation.

The driver of the vehicle, which is thought to be a dark-coloured Renault Megane, failed to stop.

The force said it believed the crash happened after an earlier "altercation" at shops in nearby Mayfield Road.

Det Insp Alan Page said: "We are currently treating the death as murder and I would urge anyone who saw what happened or has any information about this incident to call police."

Southwood Road was closed overnight but has since reopened.

Image copyright SBNA
Image caption The man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene in Southwood Road

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