Gloucester collision 'could be linked to football row'

A hit-and-run incident in which a 19-year-old footballer was injured could be linked to a disagreement during an earlier five-a-side match, police said.

Officers are investigating whether the collision, in Gloucester's Bentham Country Club car park, on Tuesday was linked to a row between two teams.

The hurt man was picking up a bottle, which was being thrown between the two teams, when he was struck.

He suffered a suspected fractured shoulder in the incident.

Gloucestershire Police said the car, a dark-coloured saloon, performed a wheel spin and drove off after the collision.

Pc Tracy Popplewell said: "The driver left the scene without checking the young man's welfare and we are trying to find out if there was any intent behind this incident.

"During the match there appears to have been a verbal disagreement between two teams and we would like to know whether aggression on the football field has spilled over.

"We are asking the driver, any of their passengers, or anyone else with information to come forward."

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