Northampton hit-and-run: Pedestrian identified by police

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Image caption The driver of a black Transit-style van struck Mr Ali while he was crossing the road, failing to stop at the scene

A pedestrian who died in a hit-and-run crash has been identified by police as Abdi Hussain Ali.

Mr Ali was crossing St Andrew's Road, at the junction with Black Lion Hill in Northampton, when he was struck by a black van at 04:10 GMT on Sunday.

The 42-year-old, who was from the town, died after being taken to University Hospital in Coventry.

A 59-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the crash and released while inquiries continue.

Northamptonshire Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident.

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