Man Found Dead On A2 Near Canterbury

26 September 2017, 13:35 | Updated: 26 September 2017, 13:38

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A man's died after a suspected hit and run near Canterbury.

Police and paramedics were called to the A2 near Harbledown just after 2AM this morning.

They got reports a body had been seen on the coastbound side of the road.

A 22-year-old man from the Canterbury area was confirmed dead at the scene.

The stretch of road from Brenley Corner to Harbledown was closed until around 8am for investigation by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

Investigating officer Sergeant Jason Heather said: "We believe the man was involved in a collision with a vehicle.

"Our officers are keen to identify and locate the vehicle involved, and we would ask anyone with information to call us immediately.

"We thank those people who have come forward already, and ask that anyone who was in the area between 1am and 2.10am and hasn’t yet spoken to an officer, to get in touch as they have information which could assist our investigation.

"We would also appeal to local businesses to keep an eye out for any vehicles who may have arrived this morning with noticeable damage to their bodywork."