A woman who died in a hit-and-run outside a takeaway has been named as Rebecca Steer – after a man was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Ms Steer, 22, and another pedestrian were struck by a car which mounted a kerb outside the Grill Out restaurant in Oswestry, Shropshire, at around 2.50am on Sunday, police said.
Ms Steer was rushed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital but died shortly after arrival.
The second person suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital.
After an appeal was issued to trace the driver, West Mercia Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.
Ms Steer’s family have described her as “the most loving, talented and kind hearted person you could ever wish to know”.
They went on to say in a statement issued by police: “We are all completely devastated by the loss of our beautiful girl Rebecca.
“She always had a smile and a laugh that made everybody love her.
“She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.
“She was the best daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend anyone could ask for.
“Rest in Peace beautiful girl.”
Following the arrest of the suspect, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bellamy said: “Thank you to the public for sharing our appeal and coming forward with information which has been vital in making this arrest.
“There will continue to be a police presence in the town centre today while our investigation continues.
“Please feel free to speak to any of our officers if you have any concerns; we are here to help.”