A “hit and run” investigation is still ongoing following the death of a man from High Wycombe, a coroner has revealed.

Pedestrian Steven Cooke, aged 56, passed away on May 20 after he was hit by a car that did not stop at the scene in Hughenden Avenue.

A 59-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

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At a pre-inquest review at Beaconsfield Coroners’ Court today (Thursday), assistant coroner Ian Wade explained that the investigation into Mr Cooke’s death was still ongoing.

He said: “This was caused in some sort of incident on the highway. He suffered multiple traumatic chest and abdomen injuries.

“We are awaiting the outcome of the police investigation and the collision investigation report, that’s not yet available.”

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Mr Wade indicated that a further pre-inquest review will be held on April 12, 2022, where more updates may be provided.

He also stated that if more evidence comes forward before then, the full inquest could take place on that date rather than a pre-inquest review.