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Birmingham City's Marlon King arrested over 'hit and run'

Marlon King
Image caption Marlon King has also played for Watford, Middlesbrough and Coventry City

Birmingham City striker Marlon King has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a man injured.

The crash happened near London's West End at 00:06 BST on Saturday.

Police were called to Bishops Bridge Road at the junction with Eastbourne Terrace over reports that a car had struck a pedestrian.

The man, aged in his late 40s, was taken to a central London hospital with a head injury. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The Metropolitan Police said the vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

A Met spokeswoman said: "A 33-year-old man was subsequently arrested by officers from City of London Police on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision and taken to a central London police station.

"He has been bailed to mid-September pending further inquiries."

A spokesman for Birmingham City said the club was aware of the incident.

King, whose previous clubs include Watford, Middlesbrough and Coventry City, is reportedly available on a free transfer and in talks with other Championship clubs about a possible move.

The club has confirmed King was free to look for a new club this summer.

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