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Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after 17-year-old dragged under car

News   •   Sep 10, 2019 18:39 BST

Detectives investigating a GBH incident where a teenager appeared to be deliberately dragged under a car have made an arrest.

A 16-year-old boy [A] was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Tuesday, 10 September. He has been taken to an east London police station for questioning.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the fail to stop collision in Tower Hamlets.

Officers were called to Poplar High Street junction with Bazely Street, E14 at 18:59hrs on Monday, 9 September following reports of a collision.

Police and London Ambulance Service attended and found a car in collision with a male cyclist.

The cyclist, aged 17, was taken to hospital, initially in a critical condition. His injuries have now been assessed as life-changing.

The driver of the car, a maroon Ford Focus, involved in the collision fled the scene. Efforts to trace them continue. No arrests have been made.

Detective Sergeant Lauren Brady, of Central East Command Unit, said: "This is being treated as a grievous bodily harm with intent investigation.

"We believe the victim was deliberately targeted and was dragged a significant distance underneath the vehicle.

"I know there were a number of witnesses and anyone who hasn't contacted police, or people with any dash-cam footage, are asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 6546/09Sep.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.