A DORSET man found dead in a Somerset road is thought to have been the victim of a hit and run crash.

The 28-year-old was found lying on the A37 near Shepton Mallet about 5.50am on Sunday, October 29.

Police believe he was involved in a collision shortly after leaving the Westfest music event at the nearby Bath and West Showground, and that he was struck by "a vehicle or vehicles".

His identity has not yet been released, but his family have been informed and the coroner notified.

Westfest is an all-night event billed as 'the UK's biggest indoor electronic music festival'.

On Wednesday, Avon & Somerset Police said they had arrested an 18-year-old man from Gloucestershire on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. A car was also seized.

Today, the force said a second man, also an 18-year-old from Gloucestershire, had been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Both have been released under investigation.

Senior Investigating Officer DI Richard Horsfall said: "I’d firstly like to express our sympathies to the victim’s family, who are devastated at his loss.

"I have a dedicated team working tirelessly to try and provide answers to them.

"They continue to be supported by a dedicated family liaison officer.

"We’d like to thank the public for their support and response to our previous appeals. We’ve had a number of people come forward as a result.

"The only outstanding appeal relates to a vehicle we believe was in the area at the time. It’s a tipper truck and it would have been heading from Shepton Mallet towards the direction of the Bath and West Showground."