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Two arrested following hit-and-run incident

The incident happened at Brays Road in Sheldon. Photo: PA

Police have arrested two people following an investigation into a hit-and-run incident in Sheldon, which left a man needing part of his leg to be amputated.

26-year-old Chris Hood suffered serious injuries whilst crossing Brays Road in Sheldon at around 10pm on Monday 18 September, where he was hit by a car that failed to stop at the scene.

Mr Hood has been forced to have part of his leg amputated, and he remains in a critical condition in hospital.

On Saturday 30 September, officers executed two search warrants and arrested two people.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and on suspicion of perverting the court of justice and a 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of perverting the court of justice.

Both have been released pending further investigation.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the Collision Investigation Unit said:

Whilst the investigation is far from complete theses searches and arrests represent a significant step forward. We’ve also recovered a burnt out vehicle which is of interest to the enquiry. I would encourage anyone who has any information relating to this incident to get in touch with me or my team.

This is one of a number of recent serious non-stop collisions within the West Midlands which I know may cause concern to the public. I would like to reassure you that we take every step possible to trace offenders. We treat these matters with the utmost seriousness.

– Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, Collision Investigation Unit