Detectives are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward following an alleged fail-to-stop collision in Bournemouth – with two men being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
At around 3.45pm on Sunday 22 November, emergency services were called to Tyrrell Gardens in the Townsend area following a report that a man had been struck by a vehicle which had failed to stop at the scene.
The victim, a 20-year-old man from Bournemouth, was taken to hospital for treatment to a serious head injury. He is said to be recovering from his serious injuries.
A short time later, officers were called to reports of a vehicle fire in Howard Road. A green Daewoo, believed to have been involved in the earlier incident, was destroyed in the fire.
Detective Constable Ian Allen, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I am appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
“In particular, I am keen to identify a woman who was in the area of the fire at the time as we believe she may have information that will help with our enquiries.
“I am able to release a photo of this woman and I would ask her or anyone who recognises her, to get in contact with me urgently.
“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”
A 24-year-old Poole man and a 34-year-old Bournemouth man were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and released on bail, pending further enquiries, until the middle of January 2015.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22:254. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.