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Man in critical condition after Carlisle hit and run

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A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a hit and run collision.

It happened on London Road in Carlisle at around 10:35pm last night.

Police say a pedestrian was hit by a light-coloured Ford Focus car that left the scene shortly after the collision.

A 67-year-old man from Carlisle, who was driving a silver Ford Focus, has contacted police and is helping with enquiries.

The 52-year-old pedestrian was taken to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary with serious injuries and the road was closed between Eastern Way and Brook Street for several hours.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.