One re­leased in hit and run in­ves­ti­ga­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Commended For Quick-thinking -

A 21-year-old man who was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of a hit and run has been re­leased with­out charge.

Folke­stone man Gary Lang­ham was found in Bower Road, Mer­sham, with se­ri­ous head in­juries on Sun­day, Au­gust 23, at 7am.

A young man from the vil­lage was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of dan­ger­ous driv­ing just two days later, but has now been re­leased and ruled out of po­lice in­quiry.

Two more men are still on bail af­ter be­ing ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of as­sault in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent.

Det Sgt Matt Smith said a 21-year-old man from Ash­ford and the 22-year-old from Maid­stone are still on bail pend­ing in­quiries.

He said: “I would like to clar­ify that there is no con­nec­tion be­tween the young man from Mer­sham and the two men who were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of as­sault.”

Mr Lang­ham, who is in his 40s, is still in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion in a Lon­don hos­pi­tal.

The pair ar­rested for as­sault are on po­lice bail un­til Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 16.

Det Sgt Smith added: “De­tec­tives are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate this in­ci­dent, and it is very much an ac­tive in­quiry.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion, call 01843 222289 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555111, quot­ing 23-0342.

Gary Lang­ham was found with se­ri­ous head in­juries in Mer­sham

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