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Man killed after being hit by van in Shipham

A MAN was killed after being hit by a van in Shipham.

Emergency services were called to the scene in New Road in the Somerset village at just before 12.15pm on Thursday (February 1).

“Paramedics and the air ambulance attended the scene, as well as officers, but sadly the man was pronounced deceased at the scene,” said an Avon & Somerset Police spokesperson.

“The man’s next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly upsetting time. A family liaison officer will provide them with support.

“The driver of the van remained at the scene. Enquiries into the collision are ongoing.”

The road was closed for several hours as police investigated the incident before being reopened in the evening.

Anyone who might have relevant dashcam footage, or who saw the incident, should contact police on 101, reference number 5224027592.

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