Member of the public helps foil Harpenden hit and run

PUBLISHED: 15:42 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:42 28 August 2018

Batford Co-Op. Picture: Google.

Batford Co-Op. Picture: Google.

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A member of the public has helped catch a motorist who allegedly failed to stop following an incident.

Police were called at 3.23am on Sunday, August 26 after a crash between a silver Mercedes and a red Honda Jazz on Lower Luton Road in Luton.

The Mercedes driver had left the scene before police arrived, but a member of the public said they detained them in Batford and stopped them getting in a cab.

The driver was arrested at 4.23am near to Batford Co-Op on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision and drink driving.

• Daniel Clee, 42, of Holden Close, Hertford, has been charged with drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He is due to appear at Luton Magistrates’ Court on September 24.

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