Shocking footage shows car ploughing into pedestrian

Shocking footage has been released of the moment a car ploughed into a pedestrian in a hit and run in Norfolk.

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Two arrested over Norfolk hit and run

A 30-year-old man suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries. Credit: Norfolk Police

A man and woman have been charged in connection with a hit and run in Norfolk in July.

A 30-year-old man was hit by a car when he was walking through Vicarage Car Park in North Walsham with friends. He suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries.

Police released shocking CCTV footage of the moment the car ploughed into him in a bid to find the perpetrators.

43-year-old Darren Blackmore from Wymondham has been charged with one count of Grievous Bodily Harm with intent, two counts of attempted Grievous Bodily Harm and one count of dangerous driving.

Sammi Horner, who’s 35 and from North Walsham, has been charged with encouraging an offender under Section 45 of the Serious Crime Act.

Blackmore was taken into Horner has been released on bail.

They’re both due to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on 24 November.

Police 'encouraged by response' to Norfolk hit and run appeal

The victim of the hit and run has now been released from hospital Credit: Norfolk police

Police officers who released shocking footage of a man hit by a driver in Norfolk say they've received a number of calls, including some with the names of those potentially involved.

The victim was out walking with some friends in North Walsham last month, when a car ploughed into him from behind in the Vicarage Street car park, lifting him 15 feet into the air.

The driver then circled round and tried to hit him again.

The victim, who has now been released from hospital, suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries which could leave him unable to walk for up to a year.

The incident is being treated as attempted murder.

A 43-year-old man was arrested but has since been released on bail.

We have been encouraged by the response from the public since releasing the footage. Officers have taken a number of calls, including some offering the names of those potentially involved, and we will now be following up these lines of enquiry.

The motivation for the incident remains unclear; however, I would like to reassure the local community we do believe this is an isolated case. I am continuing to appeal to anyone who may know of the whereabouts of the dark coloured car, believed to be a blue Peugeot 307, involved in the incident.

– Detective Chief Inspector Stu Armes


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