Man quizzed over hit and run

A MAN is being held in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit-and-run incident in Stowmarket.

Elliot Furniss

A MAN has been quizzed on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit-and-run incident in Stowmarket.

The 21-year-old man was injured after being struck by a Ford Ka that had crossed onto the pavement at the junction of Poplar Hill and Webb Road at about 6pm on Saturday night.

A police spokesman said the driver of the Ka failed to stop at the scene but a 48-year-old man was later arrested by officers and taken into custody for further questioning.

He was last night bailed until October 14.

Some residents living close to the scene of the accident described hearing a loud argument involving a small group of people before police arrived.

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Angie Nice, who has lived on the corner of Webb Road for 43 years, said the first she knew of the incident was when she left her home to go out for the evening.

She said: “We went out at about 10 to eight and the roads were all closed off. There was a police car on the hill, the road was cordoned off and there was a scientific unit down there too.

“I did go down to the police man and said 'what's going on' and he said it was a traffic accident. I said to my husband 'there's more to this than meets the eye'.”

Another resident living in Webb Road, who asked not to be named, said the drama was brought to her attention by a group of about three or four people standing on the corner, shouting at each other.

She said there was also a girl in the group who had spoken loudly about being “grabbed by the throat”.

Emergency services were alerted after the injured man managed to walk to a house in nearby Hill Rise to raise the alarm.

When police arrived he was already being treated by paramedics before being taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds where his injuries were described as minor.

Poplar Hill was closed for several hours to allow a collision investigation team to examine the area.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact Bury CID on 01473 613500.

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