Man arrested after Yaxley double hit-and-run death

The emergency services were called to the village of Yaxley, near Peterborough, at about 11:12 GMT on Tuesday. Image copyright
Image caption The two men died on the B1091

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing the deaths of two pedestrians killed in an apparent hit-and-run crash.

The two men died at about 11:10 GMT on Tuesday on Broadway in Yaxley, near Peterborough.

Officers searching for the driver of a BMW arrested a man in Chelmsford later that night on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and actual bodily harm.

The deceased have not yet been named.

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Media captionTwo people have died in an 'incident' on the B1091 at Yaxley

They were believed to be in their late teens or early 20s and died at the scene of the crash.

The driver of a BMW fled on foot and a police helicopter and dog unit were brought in to help in the search.

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Image caption The driver of a BMW fled the scene
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Image caption The air ambulance attended but the two victims were pronounced dead at the scene

Cambridgeshire Police said they detained a man from Essex on Tuesday night. He is expected to be transferred from Chelmsford to Cambridgeshire later.

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