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Police appeal for information following fail to stop

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POLICE are appealing for information following a fail to stop in Melksham on Monday 21st January  between 6am and 7am. 

They report, “A 41-year-old man was driving a Skoda Rapid in Eastern Way close to the Water Meadow pub, when a vehicle drove into the back of his car. 

“When the man got out of his car, he was then struck by the offending vehicle, which made off from the scene. The victim sustained an arm injury and was seen to by paramedics.

“Enquiries were carried out and a 60-year-old man was arrested later on suspicion of dangerous driving, GBH with intent, failing to stop and failing to report a road collision. He has been taken to custody in Melksham for questioning and his vehicle has been recovered for further enquiries to be carried out.”

PC Vicki Pegrum said, “I’d like to urge motorists who were in this area of Melksham at this time to please check their dash cams – you may have footage which could help our enquiries.”

“Anyone who witnessed the incident, or can help with our enquiries should call 101 and quote crime reference number 541900 06783. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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