Former soldier died while walking his dog

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AN ex-SAS and Intelligence Corps soldier was killed by a car while walking his dog, an inquest has heard.

Derek Hitchen, 57, of Canons Ashby Court, Canons Ashby, was hit on the evening of September 17 last year on the road between Adstone and Woodford Halse. Thomas Hall, who was driving the car, told the inquest he was dazzled by the low sun and saw Mr Hitchen at the last moment as the vehicle rounded a tight bend. A verdict of accidental death was recorded at the inquest.