Man, 21, remains in hospital with serious injuries as investigations continue after suspected hit-and-run

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries as police investigate a suspected hit-and-run.

Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 10:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 10:12 am
The scene on Saturday morning

The 21-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the incident in Front Street, Hetton, in the early hours of Saturday morning, where he was described as being in a critical but stable condition.

Police have arrested a 17-year-old male and said this morning he remains under investigation.

Police sealed off a section of the street on Saturday as investigations were carried out. Northumbria Police said officers received reports of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian at about 1.40am on Saturday February 23.

A force spokesman said the vehicle then left the scene without stopping.

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Officers have asked anyone who might have seen the incident, or drivers who may have dashcam footage, to get in touch.

A force spokesman said today: "The 17-year-old remains under investigation and enquiries are ongoing."

Anybody with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 90 23.02.19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.