Police have arrested a man after a hit-and-run in Birmingham city centre left a man fighting for his life.

Cops seized a car in connection with a collision on Islington Row Middleway near Five Ways last weekend, and are now appealing for specific witnesses to get in touch.

The victim, a 31-year-old man, was hit by a car and left in the road in the early hours of Sunday (13 November), and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

A 26-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was interviewed by detectives., but has been released pending further enquiries.

Responding to the incident, officers seized a grey Mercedes A180, which it set to be forensically examined by specialists

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “The recovery of a vehicle and the arrest of a suspect is clearly a positive step, but our investigation is far from over.

“Our enquiries have led us to identifying from CCTV that a number of people stopped at the scene immediately after the collision. We have spoken to some of these, but we are still missing some witnesses.

“I strongly believe that these witnesses will hold key evidence in our investigation and I would implore those people to get in touch with the investigation team.”

In a statement,West Midlands Police urged witnesses to “contact us via Live Chat on our website and quote log 496 of 13 November.”

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