Arrests made after man deliberately hit by car

Tyre marks on a grass verge at the scene of the incident
Tyre marks on a grass verge at the scene of the incident

POLICE have made three arrests after a man had a gun pointed at him before being deliberately hit by a car.

Three men, aged 21, 21 and 23, were arrested last night in Wigan on suspicion of attempted murder.

They remain in police custody and will be questioned by detectives today.

Shortly before 8.30pm on Monday 3 March 2014, a 49-year-old man was driving his car along Warrington Road in Wigan near to the Goose Green labour club on the A49, when he noticed a car appeared to be following him and was flashing its lights.

The man pulled his car over on Warrington Road at the junction with Argyll Street and the vehicle, a silver Ford Fiesta or similar model, with possibly up to four people in, pulled up alongside him.

The driver in the silver car pointed a firearm across the passenger sat next to him, and towards the man in his car.

The victim got out of his car and as he did, the silver vehicle drove off, before stopping a short way up the street, where the driver got out of the car and once again pointed the firearm at the man.

The victim ran back to his car, at which point the silver car turned around, mounted the pavement and grass verge and deliberately hit the man, before driving off.

Police believe the collision was a targeted attack and enquiries remain ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Wigan CID on 0161 856 7124 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.