POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 79-year-old pedestrian died in an accident.

The man was involved in a collision with a grey Honda Civic on the A6068 Colne Road at Cowling at 6.55am today.

He was wearing dark clothing and walking with a stick at the time of the incident, which happened just outside the village.

Road closures were put in place for about five hours while an initial investigation took place.

North Yorkshire Police ask anyone who witnessed the accident or saw the man or the vehicle, which was travelling towards Glusburn, prior to the collision to get in touch.

They would particularly like to hear from anybody with dash-cam footage.

Call 101, quoting reference 12190001884.