A man has been killed in a hit and run collision in Bradford.

The victim is aged in his 70s, police have revealed.

Around ten police vehicles could be seen at the scene of the incident in Idle Road, Eccleshill.

The road is cordoned off from the junction with Bolton Road up to the Swing Gate pub, where a white tent has been erected in the middle of the road.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

A police forensic tent is visible in the distance as an officer guards the co

Road traffic sergeant Andrew Gudgeon said: "We are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a local male aged in his 70s, who was believed to be a pedestrian.

"We are looking for a small blue van in relation to the incident, and we are appealing to anyone with information or who is a witness to come forward and speak to police."

One passer by said he was in a state of shock, saying: "I'm just on my way home from work and I see this, I really hope it isn't a murder."

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said police were called to the incident at around 6.25pm.

Councillor Rachel Sunderland (Lib Dem, Bolton and Undercliffe) described the incident in Idle Road as "tragic".

She said: "It is a tragic loss of life, and my thoughts go out to the family. "Myself and my colleagues have asked to be briefed by police as soon as more information comes out."

Cllr Sunderland said she had heard a suggestion the van driver had handed himself in to police, but the Duty Inspector for West Yorkshire Police would not confirm whether someone had come forward regarding the incident.

There are also rumours circulating on social media that someone is now in custody in relation to the incident.

Last night, there were unconfirmed reports emerging that the van had been located on Plumpton Close, in the Wrose area.

Meanwhile, people have been quick to take to Facebook to express their shock and sympathy at the fatality.

One said: "Poor man. RIP. Poor family. The roads are getting so so bad. So sad."

Another posted: "I seen paramedics with him earlier, sad to hear he didn't make it, poor man. Poor family."

People with information should call police on 101 and speak to the road policing team, quoting log number 1416 of September 23, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.