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Man arrested after man in his 50s seriously injured in hit-and-run

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A man has been arrested after a hit-and-run in Dovecot on Sunday afternoon left a man in critical condition.

Police were called to the junction of Campbell Drive and Thingwall Lane to reports of a collision between a large black vehicle and a male pedestrian in his 50s.

The driver failed to stop at the incident and an appeal was made for his whereabouts.

Today detectives confirmed that a 35-year-old man from Old Swan was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was taken to a police station for questioning.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “Detectives investigating a serious injury road traffic collision in Dovecot on Sunday (12 November) have arrested a man in connection with the offence.

“The 35-year-old man from Old Swan was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been taken to a police station for questioning by detectives.

“The pedestrian is currently in a critical condition in hospital.“

Police at the scene on Campbell Drive.

The victim is believed to have been crossing the road when he was struck.

Neighbours told the ECHO the area had been a traffic trouble spot for some time, with people driving up and down the road at high speeds.

One resident said they heard a noise outside their house and so came out into the street.

He said: “People were surrounding the man. It looked as if he’d just been crossing the road.

“It was horrible – people waited…



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