Hit and Run Humberstone Road Leicester

Updated: May 31, 2019


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The second hit-and-run in Leicester tonight


The car, which failed to stop at the scene, is believed to be a three-door blue Seat Leon Cupra.



Two sisters narrowly missed after car that was deliberately drove towards them, hitting a man and a young boy in early hours of this morning. The man and the boy was taken to hospital, the air ambulance service attended the incident they used the helipad on the near by Merlyn Vaz medical Centre.


Our video shows the CCTV footage of the incident and interviews with the eyewitnesses.





A Pedestrian has been injured on Humberstone Road at its junction with Overton Road this morning around 1am.


Eyewitnesses are saying this was a deliberate act, they state that a dark coloured car did a u turn and deliberately drove into a pedestrian, who was returning after prayers from the local mosque.


Unconfirmed reports are saying the pedestrian was taken to Queens medical Centre.





🔴 Updated News


Police Statement Released at 05:46 30/05/2019


Police are investigating after two people were injured in a non-stop road traffic collision in Humberstone Road, Leicester.


Officers were called at around 1am today (30 May) by East Midlands Ambulance Service to a report of a man in his forties and a teenage boy being struck by a vehicle close to the junction with Spinney Hill Road.


Both have been taken to hospital, the boy sustained a minor injury while the man is in a stable condition.


The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to locate it.


Early enquiries lead officers to believe that the vehicle did not deliberately drive at the pedestrians.


Humberstone Road has been closed as its junction with Spinney Hill Road while officers remain at the scene.


We are in the early stages of our investigation and enquiries are continuing into the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.


We can confirm we are not treating this is as terrorist related and we would ask that people do not speculate while the incident remains under investigation.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 19 of 30 May.





Updated News 30/05/19 14:00



Detectives have arrested a man in connection with a non-stop collision in Leicester this morning (30 May)


A 23-year-old man is currently in custody on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.


Officers were called to Humberstone Road at around 1am following a report that a man in his forties and a teenage boy had been struck by a vehicle, near to the junction with Spinney Hill Road.


The boy sustained a minor injury while the man was seriously injured and is in a stable condition in hospital.


Enquiries are continuing into the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and officers are appealing for sightings of a blue coloured, three-door hatchback that is believed to have been involved.


It failed to stop at the scene and police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the car at the time of the incident, or a vehicle matching the description that looks like it has been abandoned.


Inspector Paul Allen said: “While we have made an arrest the investigation is very much ongoing and we have a team of officers working to establish the exact circumstances of what has happened and to locate the vehicle.


“We are now appealing for sightings of a blue coloured car – it may have sustained damage in the collision and could have been abandoned. Is there a vehicle matching the description parked in your street that isn’t normally there? Do you think you’ve seen the vehicle abandoned? Or did you see it around the time of the incident?


“Whatever information you might have, we want to hear from you.”


Officers are also appealing for anyone who may have dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident to get in touch.


The incident is not being treated as terrorist related and we would ask that people do not speculate about the circumstances while it remains under investigation.


There will be an increased police presence in the Humberstone Road area in order to provide reassurance to the local community.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 19 of 30 May.


Updated News 30/05/2019 15:30

Detectives have arrested a second person in connection with a non-stop collision.


A 21-year-old woman has been arrested and remains in custody along with a 23-year-old man, who was arrested earlier this afternoon. Both people have been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.



The boy sustained a minor injury while the man was seriously injured and is in a stable condition in hospital.


Enquiries are continuing into the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and officers are appealing for sightings of a blue coloured, three-door hatchback that is believed to have been involved.


It failed to stop at the scene and police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the car at the time of the incident, or a vehicle matching the description that looks like it has been abandoned.


Inspector Paul Allen said: “While we have made arrests the investigation is very much ongoing and we have a team of officers working to establish the exact circumstances of what has happened and to locate the vehicle.


“We are now appealing for sightings of a blue coloured car – it may have sustained damage in the collision and could have been abandoned. Is there a vehicle matching the description parked in your street that isn’t normally there? Do you think you’ve seen the vehicle abandoned? Or did you see it around the time of the incident?


“Whatever information you might have, we want to hear from you.”


Officers are also appealing for anyone who may have dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident to get in touch.





With reference to the Catherine street collision yesterday afternoon Police can confirm that is not connected to this incident. A man has been arrested in connection with the Catherine street collision.


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