Ramsgate: Car crashes into family, killing man and woman

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The family were hit by a car in a suspected hit-and-run

A woman in her 30s and a man in his 80s have died in a suspected hit-and-run in which a child was also seriously injured.

A black Alfa Romeo hit five pedestrians, all members of the same family, on Wednesday.

Police were called to a multi-storey car park in Leopold Street, Ramsgate, at 21:35 BST.

The child, a girl of primary school age, has been taken to a London hospital for treatment.

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A section of the road and footpath has been closed off to allow the area to be cleaned

A man in his 40s and a boy of primary school age also sustained minor injuries.

A 30-year-old man from Ramsgate has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and leaving the scene of a collision.

He is also currently receiving hospital treatment for minor injuries.

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses, local businesses with CCTV evidence or drivers with relevant dashcam footage.

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Flowers and tributes have been left at the scene of the crash

Mayor of Ramsgate Raushan Ara paid tribute to the family.

She said: “My thoughts are with the friends and family of those who lost their lives and those injured in the tragic incident last night.

“On behalf of the people of Ramsgate I send our sincere condolences to the family who have lost a mother and grandfather.

“This is an extremely sad and tragic accident which has shocked the local community.”

A vigil has been organised for 19:00 BST on Thursday at the scene of the crash.

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