Attempted murder probe after incidents

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A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a series of incidents which has left another man fighting for his life in hospital.

Police said today a woman was seriously injured when she was assaulted at a caravan park in Heysham.

Three other people, including one man who is fighting for his life in hospital, were also hurt in a series of road accidents which followed.

Police were called at about 7pm on Saturday following a report that a 32 year old woman had sustained serious head injuries during an assault at the Ocean Edge caravan park. She was treated in hospital and released.

A short time after the assault a 42-year-old man sustained serious head injuries when he was struck at the entrance to the caravan park by a dark coloured Ford Fusion being driven from the scene of the first assault. The man is currently in a critical condition at the Royal Preston Hospital

At about 7.15pm a 53-year-old man walking his dog was injured when he was struck by what is believed to be the same car at Half Moon Bay.

And at about 7.30pm a 36 year old woman driving a Peugeot 207 also suffered minor injuries when her car was involved in a collision with a Ford Fusion, again thought to be the same car involved in the earlier incidents.

Police have launched a major investigation and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and drink driving and is currently in custody.

Det Supt Sue Cawley, who is leading the inquiry, said: “Two people have been left with extremely serious injuries following this incident and others have also been injured, fortunately less seriously. I would appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch with the police.”

Anyone with information can contact 101 quoting log number 1321 of September 20.