POLICE are appealing for information after a pedestrian was knocked down and killed in Coppull this morning.

Police received a call at 10.45am to say a local man in his 40s had been hit by an HGV on New Road in Coppull.

The road was closed for just under three hours for accident investigation to take place.

Sergeant Sean Cunningham from the Road Policing Unit said, “We are trying to establish the circumstances around exactly what happened and would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area around the time and may have witnessed anything to come forward.”

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20121207-0391.