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Teen charged with attempted murder after man hit by car in Shard End

John Carlon 22nd Jul, 2020

A TEENAGER who hit a man in a car collision in Shard End has been charged with attempted murder.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of deliberately driving his Vauxhall Astra at the victim, on Monday (July 20).

Officers believe the teen from Stechford drove at the 22-year-old victim outside the British Legion club on Hurst Lane.

The man was carried for around 20 metres on the bonnet of the Vauxhall Astra before falling under the car’s wheels.

He remains in hospital after he suffered fractures to his pelvis, shoulder and back.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “We arrested the suspect shortly after the 6pm collision and last night charged him with attempted murder, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

“The suspect also faces one count of breaching a harassment restraining order after it’s claimed he phoned his ex-girlfriend shortly before the collision.

“We’re still appealing for witnesses and information on the whereabouts of the silver Vauxhall Astra understood to have been involved.

“The car is believed to have suffered damage including a smashed windscreen, front end damage and is missing a wing mirror. If any garage owners have received a silver Astra with such damage for repair we want to hear from them.

“We understand there were a number of other vehicles and pedestrians around at the time and we’re appealing for those people to come forward.

“Anyone with information, CCTV or dash-cam footage is urged to contact us as soon as possible via Live Chat or by calling 101.

“Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime reference number 20BE/170127D/20.”

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