A man has died after being hit by a car.

Police are now appealing for information following the incident, which happend at around 9pm on Thursday.

Officers were called to Ballam Road in Lytham after receiving reports that a man had been hit by a Ford Mondeo.

The man, who was in his 50s and from the area suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ballam Road was closed for six hours following the incident so that collision investigation could take place.

Sgt Martin Wilcock, of Tac Ops, said: “This collision has very sadly resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or the victim in the moments before the collision to get in touch.

"I would especially like to hear from anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage.”

The man's next of kin have been identified and spoken to, and he has been named locally as Brendan Kiely, a property magnate who was behind Berkshire Homes, which completed housing projects in Woodlands View, Bacup, and Kandel Place, Whitworth; and in 2014, began renovating Holme Hall, in Burnley Road, Cliviger, which had been empty for more than a decade.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We are also appealing for information about some vehicle debris from a red coloured Peugeot which was found at the scene.

"Based on CCTV enquiries it is not believed to have been involved in the collision but officers are keen to identify it’s origin and reason for being at scene."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1612 of April 1.