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Police are appealing for information following a hit and run in Greenford which has left a man in a critical condition.

At aroundy 01.40hrs on Monday 28, February the man and his friend were walking in Oldfield Lane North, junction with Rugby Avenue, when a car drove past them towards Greenford train station.

The driver of the car shouted something out of the window at the men, before turning round in the road and driving back towards them.

The car then mounted the pavement with all four wheels and drove towards the men at speed, hitting the victim and throwing him over the car. The car, containing a male driver and female passenger, turned round again in the road and speed off in the direction of the station.

The victim, a Polish man aged 30, was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition. Next of kin are aware.

The car, a black Vauxhall Corsa, was found abandoned nearby in Birkbeck Way with frontal damage and a broken window screen.

The investigation is being conducted by the Homicide and Serious Crime Command at Hendon.

Detective Inspector Andy Chalmers said:

"It would appear that the suspects in the car deliberately targeted these men and enquiries are on-going to establish what their motive could be. I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen the Corsa in the vicinity of Oldfield Lane North or Birkbeck Way on the night of Sunday 27, or early morning of Monday 28 February, to contact police."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


3rd March 2011

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