Friday 2 December 2016

Little Mix star Jesy Nelson's father arrested after fatal hit and run

Published 01/11/2016 | 09:29

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Jesy Nelson of "Little Mix" performs on NBC's "Today" show on June 17, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
(L-R) Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock of Little Mix perform at Hollister Co. on August 6, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards of 'Little Mix' launch their new fragrance 'Wishmaker' at Lakeside Shopping Centre on July 27, 2016 in Thurrock, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Little Mix's (L-R) Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock have announced a 2017 Irish tour

Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson's father has been arrested in connection with a hit and run crash, according to reports.

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John Nelson (51) from Essex, was reportedly involved in a fatal collision with a motorcycle on Friday.

Motorcyclist Craig Voyce (23) died at hospital three hours after the accident.

Mr Nelson, who denies being behind the wheel at the time, was arrested near the scene and claims two other men were present in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

(left to right) Leigh Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix attending the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, held at the SSE Wembley Arena in London
(left to right) Leigh Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix attending the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, held at the SSE Wembley Arena in London

"I was not the driver of this vehicle. The police know I was not the driver," he told The Sun.

He is estranged from 25-year-old Jesy, who shot to fame on The X Factor in 2011.

He has been released on bail and the investigation continues.

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