Police reissue appeal for witnesses after 80-year-old Barnstaple loses his life

An 80-year-old man hit by a van at Butchers Row in Barnstaple has died.

The collision with a Transit van happened yesterday (Thursday) at around 12.20pm and police have appealed for any witnesses who saw what happened to come forward.

The elderly Barnstaple man was taken to North Devon District Hospital with serious head injuries but passed away today (Friday). His next of kin have been informed.

Police closed Butchers Row and Cross Street while emergency services attended the incident and officers from the force’s serious collision unit are investigating.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting reference 0347 of September 15.