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Arrests made following Sheldon hit-and-run

Yesterday, (Saturday 30 September) officers from the Collision Investigation Unit executed two search warrants and arrested two people as part of an investigation into a hit-and-run in Sheldon 

Chris Hood was crossing Brays Road, Sheldon at around 10:10pm on Monday 18 September when he was struck by a vehicle, believed to be a Vauxhall Astra, which made off from the scene.

Mr Hood, aged 26, suffered serious injuries and has been forced to have part of his leg amputated. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and perverting the court of justice and a 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of perverting the court of justice. Both have been released pending further investigation.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the Collision Investigation Unit said, “Whilst the investigation is far from complete theses searches and arrests represent a significant step forward.  We’ve also recovered a burnt out vehicle which is of interest to the enquiry. I would encourage anyone who has any information relating to this incident to get in touch with me or my team.

“This is one of a number of recent serious non-stop collisions within the West Midlands which I know may cause concern to the public.  I would like to reassure you that we take every step possible to trace offenders . We treat these matters with the utmost seriousness.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or email FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively people can pass information on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.
                
 

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