TimeTestedNews |Man arrested for hit-and-run, killing woman and dogs

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A man has been arrested after a woman and two dogs were killed in a suspected hit-and-run.

Marie Theobald, 48, from Hainault, was walking with two dogs named Riley and Honey on Manford Way, Chigwell in Essex, when she was hit by a car, believed to be a white Seat Leon.

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Police officers and London Ambulance Service were called to the scene at 17:09 GMT on Friday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, as were the dogs.

The driver failed to stop and the suspect vehicle was located nearby shortly after the collision, the Metropolitan Police said.

A man was arrested in connection with the crash and taken into police custody.

In a statement Ms Theobald’s family said: “Marie was a loving mother, partner, daughter, sister, niece and friend. Marie was an honest, hardworking, selfless woman who would do anything for anyone. Marie always put others first.

“The dogs, Riley and Honey, were much loved members of the family. They adored Marie as she adored them.

“May they all rest in perfect peace together.”