Pedestrian dies after being hit by bus in city centre

The crash happened in Alderman's Drive, Peterborough on Tuesday December 14.

The crash happened in Alderman's Drive, Peterborough on Tuesday December 14. - Credit: GOOGLE STREET VIEW

A pedestrian died after being hit by a bus in Peterborough last night (Tuesday December 14).

Police were called at 4.37pm with reports of a collision between a bus and a pedestrian in Alderman’s Drive.

The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sergeant Craig Wheeler, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit, said: “We are unable to identify who the deceased is therefore I am asking for help from members of the public.

“He is a white man, about 5’ 8”, very slim with mousy brown hair which is thinning, and light-coloured facial hair and he was wearing dark clothing and flip flops.

“He has several distinctive tattoos, in particular a scorpion on his right shoulder, a Chinese dragon on his left shoulder, a rose on the left side of his chest, the name ‘Ada’ on his left bicep and four names on his right forearm which are not legible.

“If anyone believes they know who this man is please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should contact police via webchat at and quote incident 405 of 14 December. Those without internet access should call 101.