A LOCAL councillor has spoken about a devastating and tragic crash in Oakworth last night where a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle.

It happened in Denby Court, a cul-de-sac in Oakworth, shortly after 11.30pm and involved a Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, police said.

Police are appealing for anyone who has dashcam footage or CCTV of the pedestrian or vehicle in the run-up to the incident.

The tragedy has come as a shock to residents in what has been described as a "nice and quiet" cul-de-sac that's "off the beaten track."

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "The vehicle turned onto Denby Court from Tim Lane and was travelling in an easterly direction when the collision with the male pedestrian happened, causing him to suffer fatal injuries."

Councillor Russell Brown (Cons, Worth Valley) said: "I haven't heard any more details but it was an accident with very tragic consequences. It's certainly a tragedy.

"The family are bound to be devastated.

"My thoughts and prayers are with them."

Cllr Brown, who lives in Oakworth, said: "A lot of local residents say that we should have speed limits everywhere but I don't think speed was a factor in this.

"Denby Court is a nice and quiet little cul-de-sac that is off the beaten track.

"There are only about ten houses there, so everybody will know one another.

"A lot of older people live there.

"I know people who have lived up there for decades."

Cllr Brown said that the police will be carrying out an investigation.

"We work hand in glove with the neighbourhood policing team, but we won't know anything more until the police get this sorted out."

Neighbours reported a huge emergency services presence, with around 10 police cars as well as fire service vehicles. Tim Lane, the more significant road off which Denby Court runs, was also closed by police.

Police have launched an investigation and issued a witness appeal.

"Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the circumstances leading up to it, or who may have dashcam/CCTV footage of the vehicle or pedestrian is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police by calling 101, or online via westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting reference 2007 of 5/5."