A 19-year-old man was arrested by the police at the scene of a collision which killed a pedestrian in Leeds.

Police were called shortly before 10.30pm last night (15/04) to Merrion Street, Leeds, following reports of a collision involving a female pedestrian and a silver Volkswagen Golf at the junction of Wade Lane.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries. She has yet to be formally identified but is understood to be a woman in her 40s. Her family have been informed and are being supported by the police.

The man remains in police custody.

A police spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said; “Officers from the Major Collision Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it. Any motorists who were in the area who have dashcam footage are also asked to review this to check if they have captured anything relevant.

Anyone with information can contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team by using 101 Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting log 1946 of 15/04.