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Police appeal as teenager's condition deteriorates after collision with car

A 19-year old man remains in serious condition in hospital after a collision with a car in Stevenage.

It happened on Sunday, September 25 at around 5pm in Stevenage Old Town when a silver Skoda Fabia that was travelling west along Sish Lane was involved in a collision with a teenager.

The teenager was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with serious head injuries and a broken arm but his condition has now deteriorated.

Police are appealing for information.

“Sadly, the victim’s condition has deteriorated in hospital and we are keen to trace witnesses.

“Although this collision occurred almost two weeks ago there would have been people around Stevenage Old Town High Street and Sish Lane who may remember something. “

– Sergeant Sam Cordingley, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit

"It's great to see him alive!" - police dog handler reunited with partner Finn

"It's great to see him alive!" - the verdict of police dog handler PC Dave Wardell on being reunited with his partner Finn after both were stabbed.

"We have been out on the street for just over six years," said PC Wardell, of Hertfordshire Police.

"I was not sure we were going to see him like this."

PC Wardell and Finn were injured during an arrest operation in Stevenage. PC Wardell was treated for an injury to his hand while Finn suffered serious knife wounds to his head and chest.

"We have been very, very lucky and he is doing really, really well," said veterinary surgeon Rob Adams.

"Surgery has gone very well and he is recovering fantastically so far. We are not out of the woods yet but so far, so good."


Furious Hamilton 'wants answers' after engine blowout

Lewis Hamilton was not amused after the race. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton couldn't hide his anger with his Mercedes team after an engine failure denied him the chance to win the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was cruising to victory before his engine blew up with just 15 laps remaining to hand the win to Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

Nico Rosberg finished third to stretch his lead at the top of the drivers' championship to 23 points, and after the race a clearly agitated Hamilton appeared to accuse those in charge at Mercedes of favoritism.

"Someone doesn't want me to win this year," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"My question is to Mercedes. We have so many engines made for drivers, but mine are the only ones failing this year.

"Someone needs to give me some answers because this is not acceptable.

"We are fighting for the championship and only my engines are failing. It does not sit right with me."


Stevenage's Hamilton on pole for Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton celebrates securing pole position in Malaysia. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton will start on pole for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix.

The grid has a familiar look to it, with Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg starting second and Max Verstappen from Milton Keynes-based Red Bull in third.

Hamilton secured a fastest lap of 1:32.850 to qualify fastest - four tenths of a second ahead of Rosberg.

It's the third successive year he's been on pole in Malaysia and a win tomorrow would close the gap on Rosberg in the Drivers' Championship who currently holds an eight point advantage.

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