A pedestrian has died after being involved in a collision with a car that had failed to stop for police.

At 5:18pm police officers in a marked roads policing vehicle signalled for a Peugeot 307 to stop in East Ardsley, near Leeds.

The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit began.

A short time later the Peugeot and a male pedestrian on Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield, were in collision.

The male pedestrian died as a result at the scene. The driver of the vehicle suffered what are believed to be minor injuries.

A 22 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Leeds Road is currently closed in Wakefield from Canal Lane to Broad Meadows as enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 1253 of today (Tuesday 9 June).

Due to the nature of the incident a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct