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26 June 2014, 10:12
Police investigating an attempted murder have released CCTV of a hit and run in Luton.
Detectives have released CCTV footage of the moment a car struck a pedestrian in a deliberate hit and run in Luton.
They hope it'll help identify the driver who struck the 24-year-old victim, which carried him towards St Dominic's Square on June 12. The car, thought to be a Seat Leon, did not stop.
Officers are potentially linking the attack with another victim, who was shot in the back with pellets on May 25 in Addington Way.
They are treating both attacks as attempted murder.
DCI Jason Gordon who is leading both investigations said the Major Crime Unit is working on the basis that the offenders involved are from the same group.
He said: "The victims in both these incidents are lucky to be alive. They both narrowly escaped very serious injury and it is clear the offenders on both occasions meant to cause serious harm."
"We are re-appealing for the publics' help again as the CCTV could potentially unlock these investigations. There are clear links between the two incidents, even though they happened two weeks apart. There will be people living in the community who know who is responsible and now they are being treated as attempt murder will I hope make people realise this is serious and come forward."