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Douglas Robertson death crash in Stokesley: Fifth arrest

Crash scene in Stokesley
Image caption Mr Robertson was hit by a car as he was walking home along North Road

A fifth arrest has been made by police investigating a road accident in which a pedestrian was killed.

Douglas Robertson, 27, died after being hit by a Range Rover as he walked along North Road, Stokesley, on Saturday.

North Yorkshire Police said a 20-year-old man from the Stockton-on-Tees area was arrested earlier.

A 15-year-old boy charged with causing death by dangerous driving has been remanded in custody by Northallerton Magistrates' Court.

IPCC inquiry

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with aggravated vehicle taking and other motoring offences.

He will next appear in court on 1 February.

Delton O'Neill, 18, of Sowerby Crescent, Stokesley, also appeared at the court charged with aggravated vehicle taking and was given conditional bail.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old man from Brompton on Swale, Richmondshire, has been charged with obstructing the police investigation and is due to appear at the same court on 8 February.

A 23-year-old man from Durham who was arrested on Monday has been released on conditional bail.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

North Yorkshire Police said it was standard procedure as police in a patrol car had seen the Range Rover before the collision.

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