Motorist arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after collision

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a non-stop road traffic collision in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police were called to reports of a collision at 11pm on Monday night (August 17) at the junction of Coalpit Hill and Coppice Road, Talke, involving a red Saab and a black Yamaha motorcycle. The driver of the car drove off from the scene but was arrested a short time later.

The motoryclist, a 27-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, received serious leg injuries and was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital by ambulance.

The arrested 41-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, remains in police custody.

DC Diane Sproston, from CID North, said: “Anyone with any information or anyone with dashcam footage should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, quoting incident number 876 of 17 August, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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