POLICE are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Cowling this this morning.

The incident occurred at 6.55am on the A6068 Colne Road when a 79-year-old mane pedestrian and a grey Honda Civic were involved in a collision. The incident occurred just outside of the village when the vehicle was travelling in the direction of Glusburn.

Road closures were put in place for around five hours while an initial collision investigation took place.

The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and walking with a walking stick at the time of the incident and officers are appealing to anyone who either saw him or the vehicle prior to the collision to contact them with information. His next of kin has been informed.

Anyone who witnessed the incidents or the events surrounding it or who was travelling in the area in the time leading up to the collision and who may have dash cam footage which could help officers with their investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police quoting reference 12190001884.