Hit and run suspect arrested while trying to board flight at Heathrow

Image above: the Kingsley Road/ Taunton Avenue junction in Hounslow

Pedestrians left with critical injuries

Two men have been arrested after a serious hit and run incident in Hounslow which left four pedestrians injured and two in a critical condition.

Police were called at 2.43am on Sunday (25 September) following reports that four pedestrians had been struck by a car in Kingsley Road close to the junction with Taunton Avenue and Hounslow East Tube station.

The pedestrians, all men in their early 20s, were taken to hospital. Two remain in a critical condition while the others were treated for non life-changing injuries. The driver of the car did not stop at the scene.

Shortly before 7.00pm on the same day, officers arrested a 20-year-old man at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of attempted murder. He had booked a flight and was planning to leave the country.

A second man was also arrested nearby on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Victims are “fighting for their lives” in hospital

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.”

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