Attempted Murder Arrest Following Cheadle Car Collision

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a fail-to-stop collision in Cheadle.

Around 7.50pm on Monday 26 December 2016, a 41-year-old man was walking along High Street in Cheadle when he was involved in a collision with a silver A-Class Mercedes, which was travelling north at the junction with Ashfield Road.

The car travelled 60 metres with the man trapped underneath, before he became free. He was left with serious injuries in the middle of the road.

The car was then driven away from the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in the Knutsford area on suspicion of dangerous driving causing serious injury. He was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Officers have also recovered a silver A-Class Mercedes and enquiries are ongoing.

Police Constable Paul Joynson of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are making progress with our enquiries but we are still in the early stages of the investigation and need people who have information to come forward.

“If you were on High Street at the time of the collision or if you saw a man being ejected from the George and Dragon pub after drinking in the premises earlier that evening, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.