GWENT Police have launched an investigation into a traffic collision in Newport which resulted in the death of a pedestrian yesterday.

The incident occurred at approximately 11.50pm, in Chepstow Road, near Beechwood Park. A white Isuzu truck collided with a pedestrian. 

In a statement, Gwent Police continued: "The male pedestrian was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the collision, but has since died.

"Specialist officers are supporting his family at this difficult time.

"We are appealing for information from anyone that could help with our investigation.

"Anyone with information, or dash cam footage, is asked to call Gwent Police on 101, quoting log 686 of 20/04/19."

Gwent Police can also be reached through their social media pages on Facebook and Twitter, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made at this time.