A 17-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a car as he walked home in the early hours of New Year's Day, and another person has died after a collision on a motorway.

The teenager from the Rochester area of Kent was walking along the Maidstone-bound carriageway of the A229 at Bluebell Hill, near the Shell service station, when he was struck by a white Skoda Rapid.

A Kent Police spokeswoman said: "Sadly he suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision. His next of kin is aware.

"Officers from the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation attended the scene and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the collision.

The second accident, involving a car and a lorry, occurred on the anti-clockwise carriageway of the M25, between junctions 11 for Chertsey in Surrey, and junction 10 for the A3, at 1.42am.

Traffic was being diverted off the motorway and sent via Ottershaw while vehicle recovery and investigations were being carried out.

Surrey Roads Police tweeted: "Sadly the RTC on the #M25 has resulted in a fatality. If you witnessed the collision at 0142hrs between J11&10. call 101 quote ref P14000113"