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Man arrested in connection with lorry hit and run on A47 released

PUBLISHED: 11:02 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:35 12 February 2018

The A47 dual carriageway looking to the east between the Thickthorn and A140 junctions. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The A47 dual carriageway looking to the east between the Thickthorn and A140 junctions. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

A man who was arrested in connection with a lorry hit and run on the A47 last week which left a cyclist seriously injured in hospital has been released.

Norfolk police said the man had been “released under investigations pending further enquiries”.

Police were called to the scene at around 5.30am on Friday after receiving reports of a man lying in the road on the A47 eastbound carriageway.

Enquiries revealed the injured man had been cycling between the Thickthorn and A140 junctions when the crash occurred.

The witness who reported the crash said they saw the driver of the lorry stop and check around the vehicle before driving on in the direction of Great Yarmouth.

Officers traced a white DAF lorry and arrested a man in connection with the crash later in the day.

The man, who is in his 40s and from Hertfordshire, was questioned by officers and has since been released.

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