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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Cheadle 'hit-and-run'

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Cheadle Photo: MEN Syndication

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 'hit-and-run' in Greater Manchester that saw a man dragged under the car for 60 metres.

A 41-year-old man, was walking along High Street in Cheadle at around 7.50pm on Boxing Day, Monday December 26, when he was hit by a silver A-Class Mercedes.

He was dragged down the road after becoming trapped underneath the car before managing to get free.

The driver sped off leaving the victim with serious injuries in the middle of the road.

Ambulance crews took him to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday in the Knutsford area on suspicion of dangerous driving causing serious injury, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.

He has since been further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Officers also recovered a silver A-Class Mercedes and investigations are continuing, the force said.

The victim is believed to have been drinking at the George and Dragon pub before the incident, with reports suggesting he was kicked out following an argument.

"We are making progress with our inquiries but we are still in the early stages of the investigation and need people who have information to come forward.

"If you were on High Street at the time of the collision or if you saw a man being ejected from the George and Dragon pub after drinking in the premises earlier that evening, please get in touch."

– Police Constable Paul Joynson

Anyone with information should contact the serious collision investigation unit on 0161 856 4741 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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