A man in his 50s has been arrested by gardaí investigating a suspected fatal hit-and-run in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

A woman, who was in her 40s, was found with serious injuries on Thomas Street in town at around 8pm last night.

Gardaí believe she was struck by a vehicle.

She was taken to Naas General Hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

This evening, gardaí said a man in his 50s had been detained in connection with this incident and he is being questioned at Kildare Garda Station. 

Meanwhile, gardaí in Newbridge are continuing to appeal to any witnesses to come forward.

They want to hear from any road users who may have camera footage who were travelling in the area at the time. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045-431212, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.