A SECOND man has been arrested by police in connection with a hit and run murder investigation launched following a crash in Swindon.

The 24-year-old from London was arrested on Tuesday night on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Gablecross Police Station. A man of 21, who was arrested shortly after the crash on Sunday night, has been bailed while the investigation continues.

A man of 75 suffered serious injuries in the crash at the junction of Southernwood Drive and Westfield Way at 8.50pm and died the following day in the John Radcliffe Hosppital.

He was a passenger in a Toyota car that had been struck by a blue Vauxhall Corsa that left the scene.

Det Insp Jim Taylor, who is leading the investigation said: “My team are working tirelessly on this investigation which is making good progress.

“I'd like to thank those who have given us information so far and even though we have made two arrests I am still asking that anyone who saw the collision comes forward as it may be that they have that small detail which could help us get justice for the victim and his family."

He asked for anyone who was in the area at the time or who had information on the occupants of the Corsa.

Anyone who saw the car in Hartshorne Close soon after the collision was also urged to make contact.

Anyone with information, including those who may have dash cam footage, is asked to contact the major crime investigation team on 101 quoting Operation Manner call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.