Manchester

'Attempted murder' arrest over Stockport hit-and-run

A man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder over a collision in which a pedestrian was dragged under a car for 60m (200ft).

A 40-year-old man was thrown out of a pub before being struck by a car on High Street, Cheadle, Stockport, Greater Manchester, on Monday evening.

Police said he was found with serious head and chest injuries and the driver of a silver A-Class Mercedes drove off.

A man aged 32 was arrested in Knutsford, Cheshire.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the injured man was in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

The man in custody was being held on suspicion of dangerous driving causing serious injury, but has since been further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

PC Paul Joynson of GMP said officers had recovered a car and inquiries were "ongoing".

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