Attempted murder claim over Norris Green motorcycle crash

Carr Lane East and Dwerryhouse Lane junction Image copyright Google
Image caption A police spokesman said officers "believe" the 27-year-old rider was "deliberately driven at"

A crash between a motorcycle and a car which left the rider in hospital with internal injuries may have been a murder attempt, police have said.

The blue Peugeot bike was hit by a blue Jaguar X-type at the Carr Lane East and Dwerryhouse Lane junction in Norris Green, Liverpool, on Tuesday morning.

Merseyside Police said the driver and passenger of the car briefly stopped, but drove away before officers arrived.

Det Ch Insp Mark Kameen said it may have been a "targeted attack".

The car was later found in West Derby and seized for a "full forensic examination", a force spokesman said.

He said following an investigation, officers believed the 27-year-old rider was "deliberately" driven at and they were treating the incident as attempted murder.

Appealing for information about the collision, Det Ch Insp Kameen said it was "an extremely callous attack on a man who remains in hospital".

"We are trying to piece together the movements of both the bike and the car in the hours before the collision and establish why the rider has been targeted and by who," he said.

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