Arrest made after Tetbury teen seriously injured in hit and run

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A MAN has been arrested in connection with a hit and run in Newent in which a teenage boy from Tetbury was seriously injured.

The 52-year-old man from Newent came forward after seeing media reports about the collision.

He was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of being the driver of a vehicle which failed to stop after a collision and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A vehicle has been recovered for examination and the man has been released under investigation.

The collision happened on the B4215, near to the 3 Shires Garden Centre, at about 8.15pm on February 29 as Benjamin Sawtell was walking along with two friends.

He suffered serious head and leg injuries and remains in Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

No-one else was injured.

Officers investigating the incident are still appealing for information from anyone who witnessed it or has information which might help their enquiries.

PC Kurt Ravenhill said: “We would like to thank members of the public who have already come forward with information and appeal to anyone who has not already spoken to us to get in touch.

“We are in regular contact with the injured boy’s family, keeping them updated on the progress of the investigation, and wish him well for a full recovery.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 440 of February 29.

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