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UPDATE: Woman dies following collision in Rishton

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Detectives investigating the death of a woman in Rishton have today (Saturday, December 30) arrested a man.

Around 5.50pm on Boxing Day (Tuesday, December 26) a Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a collision with a pedestrian in High Street.

The Corsa failed to stop and despite emergency medical attention, the pedestrian, later named as Susan Shaw, 47, sadly died at the scene. 

Following a public appeal for information a man has this afternoon been arrested by police in connection with the incident.

Det Supt Jill Johnston, of Lancashire Police, said: “These are such tragic circumstances and our thoughts remain with Mrs Shaw’s family and friends at this sad and very difficult time.

“Officers have arrested a man in connection with the investigation and he will be questioned in due course.

“I would like to thank the public and those who shared our appeal for information for their continued support during our investigation.”

Damien Raeburn, 31, from Accrington, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.


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