Detectives investigating a suspected road traffic collision where a man sadly died have made an arrest.
The man’s body was found by police close to the hard shoulder of the M1 motorway between junctions 4 and 5 on the northbound carriageway at around 2.30pm on Monday 4 December.
It is suspected that he was struck by a vehicle which did not stop, some time between 4.30am on Sunday 3 December and 2.30pm on Monday 4 December.
The road was closed whilst investigations took place and it was reopened at around 8.30pm the same day.
A post-mortem examination was conducted on Wednesday 6 December, and the provisional cause of death was given as a traumatic head injury.
A 28-year-old man from Leicester was arrested in Leicestershire earlier today (Tuesday 19 December) by officers on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision. He currently remains in custody for questioning.
Detective Inspector Garry Webb, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the man’s family at this terrible time. Specially trained officers are continuing to support them and are keeping them updated.
“Despite us making an arrest, we still want to hear from anybody who saw what happened or has information that can help. If you were driving along the M1 and have a dash cam, please check it and get in touch if you spot something that might help our investigation.
“Finally, I would like to thank the public for their patience whilst we carried out investigations at the scene as the road remained closed for some time.
“If you can help, please get in touch by emailing, quoting Op Byron.”