North East Wales

Arrest after Falklands War veteran dies in Wrexham hit and run

Police at scene
Image caption Police investigations at the crash scene on Friday

A man has been arrested following the death of a Falklands War veteran who was hit by a car which failed to stop.

Gary MacDonald Graham, 57, from Borras, Wrexham, had been walking on the A534 at Llan-y-Pwll link road when he was hit in the early hours of Friday.

A lorry driver from Lancashire has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a collision.

The 57-year-old has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Mr Graham was a former member of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards who fought at the battle of Tumbledown during the Falklands War.

Police said he had been walking between Holt Road roundabout and Wrexham Industrial Estate roundabout near to Wrexham Golf Club just after midnight on Friday when he was hit.

An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.

During the brief hearing in Ruthin, John Gittins, the coroner for north Wales east and central, said that police first went to the area after a report of a man walking along the road.

A few minutes later, Mr Graham was found lying unconscious with severe head and leg injuries and attempts to resuscitate him proved in vain.

The coroner said Home Office pathologist Dr Brian Rodgers had given the cause of death as multiple injuries, but further tests were to be carried out.

The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

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