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iPhone stolen from teen hit by car in Plymouth

Ruby-Tuesday Hobbs Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Ruby-Tuesday Hobbs was hit by a car on Christmas Eve

A teenager's iPhone was stolen as she lay in the street with two broken legs after being hit by a car.

Ruby-Tuesday Hobbs, 18, was hit by a suspected drink-driver on Christmas Eve near Drakes Circus in Plymouth.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing the teenager's iPhone, the Plymouth Herald reported.

Miss Hobbs is being treated for multiple leg fractures at Derriford Hospital. Medics said her condition is "stable".

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The college student was with friends on Charles Street at around 06:30 GMT on Christmas Eve when she was struck by a BMW.

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Image caption The car hit Ruby-Tuesday Hobbs near Drakes Circus in Plymouth

Police confirmed a 35-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of the theft of a mobile phone from Charles Street on Christmas Eve and released on bail until 1 February.

A 27-year-old man from Plymouth was previously arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving under the influence and bailed until 23 January.

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