Man arrested in fail-to-stop collision in Banbury

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A 50-year-old man suffered injuries to his knee, ankle, hands and hip after he was hit by a car in Banbury.

At about 3.45pm on August 16, he was crossing the road at the junction of Newland Road and Dashwood Road.

As he was crossing the road, he saw a silver Nissan Almera being driven towards Newland Road from the direction of St Johns Road. The pedestrian was then hit by the car, and the car did not stop.

The driver was an Asian man, with black receding hair and a full beard. It is believed the driver of the car was holding a small child aged about one-year-old on his lap.

A 27-year-old man from Banbury has been arrested on suspicion of common assault, failing to stop at a road traffic collision, causing bodily harm by wanton/furious driving, driving a motor vehicle in a manner likely to cause danger to passengers and resisting arrest.

He was released on bail until September 25.

Anyone with information should call PC Mandy Rhymes of Banbury Police Station on 101.