Man arrested after West Kirby hit-and-run released on bail

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A man arrested on suspicion of driving a car involved in a hit-and-run that left a teenager fighting for his life has been released on bail.

A 16-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after he was struck by a silver car in West Kirby on Friday night.

Police said the car was being driven at speed just before the crash.

A 21-year-old man from Hoylake was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of failing to stop, causing serious injury through dangerous driving and drink driving.

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He was taken into custody and questioned by detectives and released on bail on Sunday morning.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “The 21 year-old man has been bailed pending further enquiries. The 16 year-old boy is this morning in a critical but stable condition.”

The youngster was hit on Grange Road in West Kirby shortly after 7pm on Friday and was treated at the scene by paramedics for serious head injuries.

He was taken to the Walton Centre where he was said to be in a critical condition.

The vehicle involved was located in Harrington Road and has been forensically recovered.

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to contact MSOC Roads Policing on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.