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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after incident in Canning Town

Police were called to Hermit Road shortly after 11pm (credit: Google Maps)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was hit by a car in Canning Town. 

The victim, aged 46, was found lying unconscious in Hermit Road, at the junction with Grange Road, at around 11pm. 

Paramedics treated him at the scene before rushing him to hospital.  His condition is not known at this time. 

“Witnesses at the scene described seeing a large black vehicle, which was initially stationary, drive at the victim at speed before making off,” said Police Sergeant Simon Biggs.

“A car has since been seized in connection with the investigation and will be forensically examined.  

“At this time, we cannot be certain on motive, however we do not believe this was a random attack.

“Enquiries made overnight led to the arrest of a 31-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder and he has been taken to an east London police station where he awaits questioning.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or via @MetCC quoting CAD 7914/10JUN or 100 per cent anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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