AN Eddie Stobart lorry driver has been arrested for murder after a man was mowed down on a slip road following a brawl on the M5.

The driver, in his 50s, is alleged to have rammed into the pedestrian during a fit of road rage after the pair had an "altercation" near a motorway junction at Wychbold , Worcs.

The victim, in his 60s, who had been driving a grey VW panel van, suffered catastrophic injuries to his chest, pelvis and head and died in hospital.

Detective Inspector John Cashion from West Mercia Police said: "A thorough investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances behind the collision.

"Inquiries are ongoing and we would encourage anyone who saw the vehicles and the manner in which they were being driven on the M5 or the A38 prior to the incident to come forward.

"We are also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage of the moments leading up to the collision.

"Our thoughts remain with the man's family at this difficult time."

A spokeswoman for Eddie Stobart said: “We are aware that one of our drivers was involved in a serious collision and we are working closely with the relevant authorities to support with their investigations.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 518S of August 13.