Young men killed in hit and run in Yaxley named locally

Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Northam were killed in a hit and run on the B1091 on Tuesday (January 3).

Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Northam were killed in a hit and run on the B1091 on Tuesday (January 3). - Credit: Archant

Two men who were killed in a hit and run in Yaxley have been named locally.

It’s understood 22-year-old Thomas Northam and 19-year-old Thomas Fletcher were walking near Farcet at around 11am on Tuesday January 3 when they were hit by a BMW X5.

The driver of the BMW, a 38-year-old man, fled the scene on foot, but was arrested 75 miles away in Chelmsford on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and actual bodily harm (ABH).