A pedestrian has been killed during a crash in Hemel Hempstead.

The incident occurred on Leighton Buzzard Road, at around 10.50pm on Sunday October 30.

A woman in her 40s died at the scene.

When officers from Hertfordshire police arrived, the vehicle involved in the collision had gone.

Following an extensive search, the vehicle and its driver - a man in his 80s - were discovered.

The man was arrested, and remains in police custody at this time.

DS Ben Heath said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“Enquiries into the incident are continuing and we are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

"Did you see the collision? Or did you see a silver Ford Focus travelling in the area around the time?

“I’d be particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dash cam footage.

"If you were in the area, please review any footage and contact me if you have captured anything of note.”

DS Heath can be contacted via the following email address: ben.heath@herts.police.uk

Information can also be reported via the Hertfordshire police website (herts.police.uk/report) or by calling 101, quoting crime ISR 808 of October 30, 2022.