Police desperate to identify woman dragged along by car in serious 'hit and run'by Sam Truelove
Police are urgently trying to identify a woman who was seriously injured after being dragged along the road by a car.
The victim was reported to have been dragged along Strathmore Avenue in Harehills, Leeds by a silver Vauxhall Astra at 2.30pm today.
The Vauxhall Astra made off from the scene, West Yorkshire Police said.
Emergency services were called and the victim was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for immediate treatment and is in a serious but stable condition.
Police are now trying to identify the woman, who was found with no identification.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody.
Leeds District Acting Detective Inspector Victoria Alexander, who is leading the investigation, said: “Unfortunately we currently have no way of being able to establish the identity of the victim, as she was found with no means of identification.
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“Due to her current condition, we are not in a position to engage with her at this time, but it is crucial that we are quickly able to determine who she is and progress our investigations accordingly.
“It is likely that she will have family and friends who will also want to know what has happened and to support her during this time.
“This was clearly a traumatic incident, which has occurred in the middle of the day when it is likely people will have been in the vicinity and saw what happened.
“CCTV enquiries are taking place and we are looking to retrieve any dash-cam footage which may exist from other passing motorists.
“Crucially, I'm appealing to anyone who knows the identity of the injured woman to contact us straight away using the non-emergency number 101 or via the live chat system on the Force website quoting log reference 1038 of 13/09.
“I also want to hear from anyone who witnessed this or has further information that could assist our enquiries. If you would like to provide details anonymously, you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”