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A339 northbound reopens following suspected hit and run investigation

Road was shut from Robin Hood roundabout to A34 for 18 hours

Dan Cooper

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THE A339 northbound from the Robin Hood roundabout to the A34 has reopened following an investigation into a fatal 'hit and run' last night (Mon).

It had been shut since around 10pm last night after police were called to reports of a man in the carriageway.

The man, believed to be in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have since launched an appeal for more information after the driver failed to stop.

The road was supposed to re-open at 2pm today, but Thames Valley Police tweeted that it was still closed at 3.30pm today.

Reports on social media said that up to 20 police officers were searching hedgerows on Love Lane - although this has not yet been confirmed officially.

The identity of the man has not yet been confirmed and enquiries are continuing to establish his identity and notify his next of kin.

Police say that early indications suggest that the man may have been involved in a fail to stop RTC and a joint investigation is currently being conducted by officers from the Roads Policing Unit and CID.

It is best to avoid the Robin Hood roundabout today, with the traffic lights also switched off for upgrade works.

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