Stoke & Staffordshire

Four arrests over Newcastle-under-Lyme hit-and-run death

Ambulance
Image caption The injured man suffered abdominal pain and extensive grazes, paramedics said

Four men have been arrested after one man died and another was injured in a hit-and-run incident.

The men were struck by the vehicle in Market Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, at about 22:15 BST on Saturday, police said.

One man, in his 30s, was confirmed dead at the scene and the second man was taken to hospital.

"Following inquiries four men were traced and arrested in connection with the incident," the spokesman said.

Market Lane was cordoned off for several hours as part of the investigation.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer and two doctors were sent to the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the injured man, also believed to be in his 30s, sustained extensive grazes to his face and body and was suffering pain in his abdomen and pelvis.

He was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

"The car which had been involved in the collision had already left the scene when emergency services arrived but was later found by police," she added.

Detectives investigating the circumstances of the incident are appealing for anyone with information to contact Staffordshire Police.

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