An arrest has been made after a non-stop collision resulted in the death of a popular man as he walked home following a night out in Ashby.
Just after 8.30am on Monday (December 11) the body of Tommy Hunter was found in some hedges on Burton Road.
East Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene, who confirmed he was deceased.
It’s believed that Mr Hunter was walking along Burton Road towards Boundary, Derbyshire, sometime between 2.30am and 3.30am on Sunday (10 December) when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle, which failed to stop at the scene.
On Monday, a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released under investigation.
Mr Hunter has been described online as a “top bloke” and someone who was the “life and soul of the party.”
“Everybody loved Tommy. He was the life and soul. He loved his football and he loved Derby. He loved a laugh and a joke,” said his Dad Mark.
“He could be a bit of a nuisance, but nobody disliked him.”
Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have been driving along Burton Road during the early hours of Sunday morning and may have witnessed the incident.
Also, if anyone has dashcam equipment installed on their vehicles we would ask that they check the footage and get in touch if they captured anything that may assist with enquiries.
If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact PC 212 Suki Sahota on 101 or via www.leics.police.uk, quoting incident 133 of 11 December.