POLICE have issued an appeal after a 72-year-old pedestrian crossing a dual carriageway was killed in a crash.

The collision happened on Scott Hall Road, in Leeds, at 6.37pm yesterday.

It was between the road's junction with Mexborough Street and Buslingthorpe Lane.

The crash involved a white Hyundai i30 and a 72-year-old man who was crossing the dual carriageway.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and gave medical assistance, but the pedestrian died at the roadside.

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the collision.

The Major Collision Enquiry Team (MCET) has launched an appeal for witnesses, or anyone who has information that could help with the investigation.

DS Fiona Allan of the Major Collision and Enquiry Team, said: “A full investigation has been launched into this clearly very serious collision in Leeds in which a man has sadly lost his life.

“We are appealing for witnesses and would like to speak with anyone who saw the collision, either the pedestrian or car just before it occurred, or who has any mobile phone or dashcam footage which could assist enquiries."

Anyone who could help should called the MCET on 101, or using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote police log number: 1405 of April 14.