Man arrested for murder as woman, 22, dies after car smashes into two people by takeaway

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a young woman died after a car mounted a kerb outside a takeaway and hit two people.

Police cordoned off Willow Street in Oswestry, Shropshire, after the incident outside Grill Out at around 2.50am this morning.

An investigation was launched after the two pedestrians were rushed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by ambulance.

But tragically, a 22-year-old woman died from her injuries shortly after, West Mercia Police have confirmed.

Now, a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder as well as attempted murder, after the second victim suffered minor injuries, following a police appeal.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bellamy said: “Thank you to the public for sharing our appeal and coming forward with information which has been vital in making this arrest.

“There will continue to be a police presence in the town centre today while our investigation continues.

“Please feel free to speak to any of our officers if you have any concerns; we are here to help.”

Earlier on Sunday, Detective Inspector Paul Bettison assured member of the public they were doing “everything they can” to find the driver of the vehicle, which was described as a light gold/champagne-coloured Volvo.

Police set up a cordon at the scene and Willow Street and urged locals to avoid travelling to or through the area.

Earlier today, Detective Inspector Paul Bettison, described the incident as “concerning”.

He added: “Our thoughts go out to family of the woman who has died as a result of this tragic incident.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and may have mobile phone, dash-cam or CCTV images footage of the incident itself, or the car in the moments leading up to the incident, to please contact us on 999 quoting incident number 90i of today (9 October).”

He thanked members of the public who had given first aid to those injured.