Pedestrian left in critical condition after Hinckley town centre moped hit and run

An 18-year-old has been arrested while another teen remains in serious condition in hospital after a ‘serious’ hit and run.

The pedestrian was knocked down by a moped in Castle Street in Hinckley at around 11.40pm on Friday, August 27 but the driver had failed to stop.

Fleeing the scene, the moped driver was last seen near The Borough traffic lights, close to the Union Inn.

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The 18-year-old pedestrian was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire where Leicestershire Police has confirmed he remains in critical but stable condition.

A man who is also aged 18, how now been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop following an injury road traffic collision and failure to report an injury road traffic collision.

He remains in police custody.

After initial enquiries conducted by Leicestershire Police officers, it is believed that the moped rider approached from the direction of London Road, prior to the collision.

Officers would now like to speak to any witnesses of the incident or anyone who saw the moped being ridden in or around Castle Street, London Road, The Borough or Regent Street area of Hinckley before or after the collision.

The vehicle is described as having three lights shaped like a triangle with two at the bottom and top.

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Police officers looking into the incident are urging anyone who was driving around the area around the time and has video recording equipment installed on their vehicle to get in touch if they captured anything that may assist with the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 763 Paul Hicks on 101, quoting incident number 756 of 27 August.

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