A Cumbrian man has died after being hit by a car in the early hours of this morning.

Police have confirmed that the 37-year-old man from Cockermouth has died after being by a Citroen car on the A66 bypass near Great Clifton.

He had earlier been taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, in a critical condition.

However medics were unable to save his life.

A police spokesman said that his "family are being supported by Cumbria Police".

The driver of the Citroen car, a 25-year-old man from Cockermouth, was not injured in the collision.

Police were alerted to the incident just after 3:30am this morning.

Anyone with information that may be of assistance to police investigations is being asked to contact PC 2344 Ross on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A Cumbria Police spokesman stated earlier that the force also wish to speak to the driver of a white taxi, "as a potential witness", who was spotted in the area at the time of the incident.