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Boys 'deliberately run over' on pavement in Wolverhampton

Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton Image copyright Google
Image caption The teens were injured in Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton

Two teenage boys suffered serious injuries when a car "deliberately" mounted a kerb and hit them, police said.

The pair, aged 16 and 17, were struck in the hit and run on Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton, at about 20:00 GMT on Thursday.

They continue to recover in hospital, West Midlands Police said.

Officers believe a dark VW or Audi was damaged in the crash. No arrests have been made.

Investigating officer Det Con Sarah Lewin said: "We are treating this as a deliberate act and urging anyone who saw what happened or has information on who was involved to get in touch with us.

"A dark car, possibly a long saloon VW or Audi, hit the teens and then drove off without stopping. The car is likely to have damage to the front and be very noticeable."

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