A MAN was found dead when police were called at 1.47pm on Saturday to reports of a car hitting a pedestrian on the westbound Colnbrook By-Pass, close to the junction with Stanwell Moor Road.

The pedestrian, a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene by an ambulance crew.

While officers believe they know the identity of the man, inquiries are underway to identity and inform any next of kin. Formal identification will take place in due course.

The male driver of the car stopped at the scene. He has not been arrested.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to call them on 020 8991 9555.