Man arrested at Heathrow airport hours after hit and run in Hounslow

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A man has been arrested at Heathrow airport following the hit and run in Hounslow that left two people fighting for their lives at the hospital.

Police were called to the incident on Sunday, 25 September, at 02:43hrs after four pedestrians were hit by a car on Kingsley Road, closed to the junction with Taunton Avenue.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop at the scene; however, the pedestrians, all in their 20s, were taken to the nearest hospital.

Behind bars
Behind bars

Two remain in critical condition, while others were treated for non-life-changing injuries, the police said on Sunday.

An investigation was immediately launched, and the police had a break shortly before 19:00hrs on the same day they arrested a 20-year-old man at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of attempted murder.

After the accident, the driver immediately booked a flight in an attempt to leave the country.

The police arrested a second man nearby on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Thrower said: "This was a serious incident that will have shocked the local community.

"Two men are in hospital fighting for their lives, and our thoughts are with them and their families.

"Officers have acted without delay to identify a suspect. The arrest – which happened as the man was trying to fly out of the UK – is a timely and crucial development in this ongoing investigation.

"We will continue at pace as we work to establish what happened and to get justice for the victims.

"I would continue to urge anyone with information to come forward."

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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