POLICE have released shocking footage of a man being hit by a car and thrown into the air in North Walsham, Norfolk.
Detectives from Norfolk Constabulary, who are treating the incident as attempted murder, hope that releasing the graphic video will encourage people to come forward with information.
The victim, 30, suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries. He was walking with two friends through the Vicarage Car Park at 12.55am on Saturday, July 23, 2016, when a blue vehicle, believed to be a Peugeot 307, turns into the car park and drives straight towards him. The car then circles the area before driving at the victim again, who manages to crawl away, narrowly avoiding a second impact.
Following the incident the car made off from the car park at speed towards Bacton Road. The victim was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Detective Chief Inspector Stu Armes said: “The footage we have released today is shocking and I appreciate some people could find it distressing. However it reflects the seriousness of the incident and how it could have had potentially fatal consequences for the victim.
“The victim has suffered serious injuries and has been left extremely distressed by his ordeal.
“Whilst the motivation for the incident remains unclear, we are treating it as attempted murder and at this time we believe it is an isolated incident.
“We are appealing to the public to assist us with our investigation. We have made a number of enquiries so far; however, we are keen to locate the car involved in this collision and would appeal for anyone who may know of its whereabouts to contact police.
“We are also appealing for help to identify the driver of the car or the passengers who were in the vehicle at the time of the incident. It is believed there could have been up to three other people in the car at the time, one of them a female.
“I would encourage anyone with information, however small, to contact police immediately.”
Anyone with information should contact Great Yarmouth CID on 101 quoting Op Kew.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.