Man Bailed Over IOW Hit And Run

Police on the Isle of Wight have bailed a man who was arrested over a hit and run which left a 41-year-old seriously injured.

A man arrested over a serious hit and run on the Isle of Wight has been released on bail.

It happened just before 12.30am on Sunday, November 14. A 41-year-old man was knocked unconscious by a car when it hit him in Trafalgar Road. The vehicle did not stop.

He had been at a party nearby when he stepped outside for a short while and was knocked down by the car.

The man, from Newport, suffered serious head and chest injuries and factures to his legs and remains in Southampton General Hospital.

Police arrested a 28-year-old man from Sandown after he handed himself in at Newport Police Station yesterday (Monday, November 15), and he's now been released on bail until February 9, 2011.

A car, which is believed to have been involved in the crash, has also been recovered.

Officers continue to appeal for anyone who saw what happened or saw any vehicles in the area at the time of the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Rob Heard on 101, quoting Operation Tricot or call the charity Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Callers from outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight should use 0845 045 4545.

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