Birmingham City's Marlon King arrested over 'hit and run'
- 30 July 2013
- From the section England
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.