Man dies after being hit by car in Rainham

PUBLISHED: 22:53 23 April 2017 | UPDATED: 23:08 23 April 2017

Four motorbikes were recovered in Dagenham Picture: PA Images

Four motorbikes were recovered in Dagenham Picture: PA Images

A man who was hit by a car in Rainham on Saturday evening has died.

Police were called to Lower Mardyke Avenue at around 8.45pm on Saturday to reports of a car in collision with a pedestrian.

London Ambulance took the pedestrian, a 53-year-old man, to hospital but police confirmed on Sunday evening that he has died.

Next of kin have been informed.

The car did not stop at the scene.

A man in his 30s was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after attending an east London police station. He remains in custody.

A car - believed to have been involved in the collision - has been recovered.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone who saw the collision, or the events leading up to or after the collision, to contact them.

Anyone that can assist the Serious Collision Investigation Unit is asked call 020 8597 4874 - you can also tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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