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Attempted murder investigation launched after car mounts pavement and hits pedestrian

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit-and-run crash left a pedestrian with serious injuries.

The 25-year-old was knocked down in Beechways, Retford, at around 11.50pm last night (Sunday 11 July).

A car was seen to mount the pavement and hit the man. He sustained injuries to both legs and has undergone surgery in hospital.

Police were quickly on the scene and arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

Detective Sergeant Ricky Ellis, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Although we have made an arrest, our investigation into this appalling incident is very much in its early stages.

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“We believe a number of people witnessed the incident and I would ask anyone who has yet to come forward to do so.

“We are satisfied this was an isolated incident and that the people involved are known to each other. We do not believe there is a wider threat to the public.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asking to call 101 quoting incident number 868 of 11 July.

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