Update: Police name woman hit by van in Dewsbury

POLICE APPEAL A woman has died after being knocked down by a van in Swindon Road. (D553E318)

POLICE APPEAL A woman has died after being knocked down by a van in Swindon Road. (D553E318)

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A woman who died after being hit by a van in Dewsbury has been named by police as Simran Ahmed.

The 46-year-old, known as Shabana to friends, was hit by a Ford Transit Connect in Swindon Road at around 3.30pm on Friday.

She was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Her 10 year-old daughter was seriously injured and her seven-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries.

It is believed the unoccupied van started rolling down the road after its hand brake failed.

The family, who live in Willans Road, were walking home from school when they were hit by it.

Witnesses are asked to phone the Major Collision and Enquiry Team via 101.