A WOMAN has had a charge of failing to stop at the scene of a road accident dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service because of a lack of evidence against her.

Sheila Shirley, of Faringdon, had previously denied one count of being the driver of a vehicle who failed to stop after a road accident in connection with a late-night incident, on December 16, 2018.

The 70-year-old had been due to stand trial in September, but has since been issued with a notice of discontinuance from the CPS.

In a letter to her solicitors, representatives from the CPS Thames and Chiltern said Mrs Shirley need not attend court to face the charges and that any bail conditions she was subject to no longer applied.

The letter continued: "The decision to discontinue these charges has been taken because there is not enough evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction."

The charge came after a collision happened on the southbound road close to the Botley Interchange, at about 2.15am.

Jack Morley, 36, from Hungerford, died on the scene after being hit by a car.

A 73-year-old man, also from Faringdon, who was previously arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving was released by police with no further action taken.