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Man arrested following hit and run in Handsworth Wood

Police investigating a hit and run in Handsworth Wood yesterday evening have arrested a man.

Shortly before 7pm, a woman was struck by a Ford Focus on College Road. She suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical collision. 

The driver of the Ford stopped to speak to two members of the public before getting back into his car and driving off. 

A 23-year-old man was arrested from his home address in Birmingham at 11pm last night on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop following a collision and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. He remains in police custody this morning. 

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have spoken to a number of witnesses but we are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to get in touch. 

“In particular I would urge the two men who spoke to the driver to contact us as soon as possible as they hold vital information that could help our investigation."

Information can be given by contacting collision investigators by email, via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 2117 of 9/1.

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