THE body of a man who was discovered fatally injured by a roadside in Essex, England, may have been killed two days prior, police have said.
In a statement released by Essex Police, they said that the man, whose body was found on the A127 yesterday morning (December 27) was highly likely to be struck by a vehicle in the early hours of Christmas Day.
The collision took place between the junction for the A1245 and the A132, where upon the tragic discovery which was called in by a local resident, emergency services, including an air ambulance rushed to the scene.
The victim, who is believed to be in his 30s, is thought to have been hit by a fleeing Range Rover Evoque, with police now appealing for information from anyone who was driving on the motorway at the time. They are holding out hope that someone may have in their hands critical dashcam footage relating to the incident which is believed to have taken place between the hours of 2am and 4am on December 25.
As Euro Weekly News understands, a 26-year-old man has been held in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop following a collision and failing to report a collision, but police need to gather further evidence to confirm that the suspect was driving the car.
Essex Police will also refer the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct due to the length of time taken to locate the victim’s body. Forensics teams are also carrying out an autopsy where they hope to identify the deceased man and contact his next of kin.
Anyone with information in the UK are advised to call the Serious Collision Investigations Unit on 101 quoting reference number 285/27/12.