BREAKING NEWS: Police name 77-year-old man who died after being in collision with a car in Melton

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The 77-year-old man who died after being in collision with a car in Melton has been named by police at Brian Underwood, who lived in the town.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened in Gloucester Avenue on Saturday morning.

The air ambulance was scrambled to take Mr Underwood to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he later died.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “A blue Honda Accord was travelling on Burton Road, before tuning right onto Gloucester Avenue, when it was in collision with an elderly man at around 11.15am.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.

“Did they see either the car or the pedestrian prior to the collision? We need their help with our investigation.

“If anyone saw the collision, they can contact us on 101, quoting incident 227 of November 5.”

Profession Guy Rutty, of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) also attended the scene after being activated by the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).

A spokesperson said: “The local air ambulance was also activated due to the nature of the injuries.

“Police provided fantastic assistance with securing a landing site for the helicopter.”