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Updated: Elderly man injured in hit-and-run incident, Barnstaple

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UPDATE: 12.45pm - 18/11/19

A 40-year-old man from Barnstaple has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of cannabis.

He has been released under police investigation.


Driver sought by police

Police are investigating following a suspected deliberate hit-and-run incident in Barnstaple yesterday [10 November] which left an elderly man injured.

The man, in his 80s, was walking along Park Lane around 12.10pm when he stopped a car and challenged the driver about speeding.

The driver then left the scene before turning around and driving back towards the elderly man. The car was then in collision with the man and he was dragged around four feet down the road. The vehicle made off.

The pedestrian, from Barnstaple, sustained multiple cuts and bruises, and was treated at the scene for his injuries.

They are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area between noon and 12.10pm and may have seen the vehicle. 

Anyone who has any details about the vehicle or can recall the number plate is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/101769/19.


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