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CCTV appeal following Earlsdon hit and run

Police investigating a fifth hit and run in the space of just two weeks in Coventry have released a CCTV image of a car they are keen to trace.

At around 7.45pm on Saturday (5 October), a man was struck by a vehicle near a pedestrian crossing on Hearsall Lane in Earlsdon.

He suffered serious head injuries as a result.

Officers are appealing for the driver of a small red car (pictured), believed to be a Suzuki Swift, to get in touch.

Anyone with info is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime quoting log reference 2429 of 5 October 2019.

Alternatively, you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been four other incidents of late.

The first saw a 20-year-old woman suffer life-changing injuries - she was riding a motorbike on Tile Hill Lane just before 8.40pm on 21 September when she was hit from behind by a black BMW which failed to stop.

PC Christopher Burnham was then critically injured four days later (25 September) - he was ran over by a Mini he was trying to stop on Holbrook Lane, and was left with a fractured skull, bleed on the brain and shattered knee. 37-year-old Tekle Lennox of no fixed abode will appear in Crown Court at the end of the month charged with attempted murder.

The third incident happened last Tuesday (1 October) - a man was hit by a car on Jordan Well in the city centre just after 2.30pm but was not badly hurt.

The fourth then occurred just before 6am the following Thursday (3 October) - a car went into the back of a van at the junction of Foleshill Road and Station Street West before crashing into the front of a takeaway, but the driver fled the scene. The other driver suffered minor injuries.

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