Man arrested over suspected racist hit and run attack in Daubhill McDonald's car park
Updated 9:51am Tuesday 8th July 2014 in News
A TEENAGER has been arrested in connection with a suspected hit and run attack in the McDonald's car park in Daubhill.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene and failing to report the incident.
He is now in police custody for questioning.
The 32-year-old victim was left with severe injuries, including broken legs and broken bones in his body and face.
It is believed the incident happened after the victim, who was with a group of his friends, got into an argument with another group who were also at the restaurant.
Eventually, the second group split up in two separate cars, one of which drove off while the other drove at high speed and hit the victim.
He was taken to hospital, where he is said to be in a serious but stable condition. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Neither car stopped at the scene.
Police are continuing to investigate and say they will be trawling CCTV evidence over the next few days.
Det Insp Sarah May said: "At this stage, our investigation is focused on establishing exactly what sparked this confrontation and the exact details of what led up to this man being struck by a moving car and suffering a number of fractures to his face and body.
"He is currently receiving treatment in hospital and although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening clearly he has suffered numerous serious injuries so we need to understand exactly what has happened and why.
"We are also investigating the possibility racist remarks were made during the argument.
"I would appeal to anyone who has information to come forward.
"We will be reviewing CCTV in the coming days but I would still encourage anyone who has information to come forward."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 8565595 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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