More arrests as woman remains in hospital after Chester Road 'hit and run'

Police investigating a suspected hit and run in Sunderland which left a woman seriously injured have today confirmed they have made more arrests.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 11:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 1:02 pm
The road was closed off for several hours as investigations got under way.

A 44-year-old man has previously been arrested following the collision, which happened shortly before 3.30pm on Friday, September 14.Today, police have confirmed they have made two more arrests in connection with the inquiry.

The road was closed off for several hours as investigations got under way.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

A force spokesperson said: “Three males – aged 44, 21 and 17 - have been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with an incident on Chester Road, Sunderland, on September 14.

“They have been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

"A female pedestrian was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition."

Witnesses to the incident have told how they were left shocked by the collision, which closed the road for several hours while police gathered evidence.Northumbria Police has asked any witnesses who have not yet contacted investigators to call 101 quoting reference 673 140918 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Collision investigators gathered details to help with inquiries into the crash, which left a woman seriously injured.
Police and paramedics on the scene following the suspected hit and run on Chester Road last month.