Updated: Tuesday, 21st August 2018 @ 3:46pm

Hit and run ploughs into three Manchester city centre revellers leaving one man in critical condition

Hit and run ploughs into three Manchester city centre revellers leaving one man in critical condition

By Dean Wilkins

A group of revellers were struck down in a hit and run collision in Manchester city centre this morning – leaving one man in a critical condition.

The 28-year-old man was crossing John Dalton Street at around 2.30am when a silver Vauxhall Corsa ploughed into him and two other men, aged 30 and 32, who were left with a broken leg and minor injuries.

John Dalton Street is closed as police continue their investigations and one man remains in hospital with severe head injuries.

It is believed the group had been involved in an altercation with another group of men close to John Dalton Street before the incident.

Superintendent Stuart Ellison from North Manchester Division said: "From what we know, a silver Corsa has driven at speed, on the wrong side of the road and collided with the three men.

"At this moment in time, we cannot rule out this was a deliberate act and we are keen for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to get in touch. A man is in a critical condition in hospital and two others have been injured and we need information that can help us find who is responsible.

"If you saw a silver Vauxhall Corsa speeding away from the John Dalton Street area in the early hours of this morning, please contact us. We believe the car turned left onto Deansgate and drove towards the south side of the city.

"Any information you have, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, could be vital for this investigation and we are keen to hear from you."

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 3543 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

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