Men subjected to racial abuse before hit and run in Leicestershire

Two men were racially abused before a hit and run incident in Measham last night (4 July).

Police have launched an investigation into the incident, which happened at about 9.50pm on High Street.

The two male pedestrians were subjected to racial abuse before being injured in the incident. Both men were taken to hospital with non-serious injuries.

It is believed that an argument had taken place between the two injured men and a third man inside a premises on High Street shortly before the collision took place.

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The third man left the scene in a white flatbed pick-up van before emergency services arrived. The van has since been recovered in Heather and enquiries are continuing to locate the driver.

A cordon remains in High Street to allow officers to examine the scene. It is expected to reopen later today.

Detective Inspector Chris Brett is leading the investigation. He said: “This was a nasty incident where two men were hurt. It is fortunate they only sustained minor injuries – it could have been much worse.”

The driver left the scene in this white van

“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries since receiving the report and this includes continuing to locate the driver of the pick-up abandoned in Heather.”

“We would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area of High Street at around 9.50pm and saw the pedestrians before the collision, the vehicle involved or the incident itself.”

If you think you can help officers with their enquires please contact them by calling 101, quoting incident 713 of 4 July. 

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