North Norfolk’s MP is planning a meeting for members of the public to voice their concerns about safety on rural roads.

It follows the hit-and-run death of a teenage boy who was cycling in The Street in Swafield, near North Walsham, on Thursday, August 7.

Duncan Baker said he was “deeply sorry” to hear of the death, which followed a crash with a white Ford Ranger pick-up truck. 

North Norfolk News: A teenager was killed in a fatal hit-and-run in Swafield, just outside North WalshamA teenager was killed in a fatal hit-and-run in Swafield, just outside North Walsham (Image: Adam Barker)

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Police later arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

Mr Baker said: “All my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

“Only yesterday I was dealing with rural speeding issues in one of our coastal villages and throughout my summer tour the number one concern I have had consistently raised is about speeding and safety on our roads. 

“Where this incident occurred my office had previously raised local people’s concerns about reducing the speed limit.”

North Norfolk News: MP Duncan BakerMP Duncan Baker (Image: Supplied)

Mr Baker said he met with Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner Giles Orpen-Smellie last month to discuss road safety. 

He added: “I am going to try and put together a public meeting in north Norfolk with the chief constable and police and crime commissioner to allow the public to voice their concerns about the level of speeding on our roads and just what we can do to tackle this.

“I think a public meeting given the sheer volume of concerns I field has been something I’ve been considering for a while.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email quoting NC-10082023-376.