Man, 78, killed in Co Down road collision

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A pensioner has died following collision in Co Down on Thursday night.

The victim, who was named by police as 78-year-old Geoffrey Cartwright, was walking on South Promenade in Newcastle when he was hit by a car shortly before 11pm last night.

An 18-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit and dangerous driving causing death. He has been released on bail.

Police are appealing for witnesses.