Police believe hit and run in Wisbech was attempted murder

A POLICE chief said today they were treating an incident yesterday in which a motorist was run over as attempted murder.

Det Insp Mike Branston wants to trace a motorist who drove at a man, leaving him with serious injuries.

The incident happened in Boyces Road, Wisbech, at about 6.50pm yesterday (Sunday).

The victim, a 31-year-old man, and another man were outside an address when the vehicle, described only as a 4X4 , headed towards them.

The other man managed to move out the way but the victim was struck. The vehicle was driven off in the direction of Money Bank.

The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where his condition was today described as serious but stable.

It is not known how many people were in the vehicle but it may have been more than one.

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Det Insp Branston said police were treating the incident as an attempted murder.

He said: “Thankfully, the victim is in a stable condition in hospital but his injuries could have easily been even more serious.

“I would appeal for anyone who saw this collision take place or saw a vehicle leaving the area at speed to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact DI Branston on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111

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