Police arrest man following Clayhanger hit and run but still need witnesses

Following the awful incident that took place in Clayhanger on Saturday evening (7th March 2020), in which a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run collision in Bridge Street, Clayhanger , a man has been arrested and  a vehicle recovered in Bloxwich.

Bridge Street, Clayhanger is a road I cycle often. Image from Apple Maps.

Police are still appealing for information on the incident, and for anyone with information to please come forward.

I reiterate my sympathies to my fellow cyclist and his family and friends, and my thanks to the people who stopped to help him. The people helping are the very best of us and I thank you all.

Please think about what you say on social media as trials can and do collapse because of careless comment.

West Midlands Police issued the following statement on Tuesday:

Man arrested following Walsall collision

10th March 2020

A man has been arrested as we continue to investigate after a cyclist was seriously injured in Walsall on Saturday (7 March).

We were called to reports of a collision on Bridge Street in Clayhanger at around 6.45pm after a cyclist was struck by a dark 4×4 car which failed to stop at the scene.

Officers investigating the collision arrested a 20-year-old man from his home in Bloxwich yesterday (9 March) and he has since been released while enquiries continue.

A Land Rover defender has been recovered for forensic examination.

The 44-year-old man suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Sergeant Alan Hands from the Serious Collision Investigation unit, said: “Although this arrest is a big step forward in our investigation, we are urgently appealing for anyone who saw a dark blue Land Rover defender in the area around the time of the collision.

“We need to work out exactly what happened and I’d also be interested in hearing from anyone who has dashcam footage before or after the collision, or saw the car leaving.”

Enquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log 3013 of 7 March.

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