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"Shocking" Footage Released Of Hit-And-Run Being Treated As Attempted Murder

The victim survived but suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries. Warning: graphic content.

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Police have released graphic CCTV footage of a hit-and-run in Norfolk that left a man with serious leg injuries.

The 30-year-old victim has only recently left hospital after being struck in a car park in North Walsham in the early hours of Saturday 23 July.

He was walking through Vicarage car park with two friends after midnight when a dark-coloured car thought to be a blue Peugeot 307 struck him, knocking him into the air and 15ft away.

The footage shows the car being turned around before making a second attempt to hit him, and then driving off at speed towards Bacton Road.

Police said the incident was being treated as attempted murder. The victim suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries, and will require further reconstructive surgery if he is to walk this year, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Armes told ITV News.

In a statement, Armes said: “The footage we have released today is shocking and I appreciate some people could find it distressing. However it reflects the seriousness of the incident and how it could have had potentially fatal consequences for the victim."

Police are appealing for the public's help to identify the driver in the hit-and-run, which is being treated as an isolated incident. It is believed there were up to three passengers in the car, including a woman.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Op Kew or alternatively via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Matthew Champion is a weekend editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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