Tredegar driver held as pedestrian left in critical condition

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A man has been arrested after a pedestrian was hit by a car and left in a critical condition in hospital.

The incident happened in Beaufort Road, Tredegar, at about 03:30 GMT on Sunday involving a white Ford Fiesta ST.

The 61-year-old pedestrian was taken to the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff where he remains.

Gwent Police said a 22-year-old from Tredegar was held on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has been released under investigation.

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