A man well known for his love of dogs died while out with his canine companion, it has emerged.

As reported previously in the Telegraph & Argus, Harry John Chamberlain, 47, of Skipton, was struck by a vehicle on the A65 at Draughton just before 7.10pm last Wednesday.

Now it has emerged he had been walking his dog, which ran off after the collision but was found safe following a search by members of the public.

Police say Mr Chamberlain was hit while he was laid in the road between the two junctions leading to the village.

The vehicle stopped at the scene as did a number of others, including some motorists who had to swerve to avoid him.

A police spokesman said: “We still need to hear from any other motorists who were driving along the A65 in either direction between 6.45pm to 7.10pm.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police control room on 101, quoting incident number 434 of January 8.