Driver held over hit and run

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Police have today arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with a hit and run after an incident in Prescot in which a cyclist was seriously injured.

The victim, 26, was knocked from his bike in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

He suffered head and back injuries and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

It is believed the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

A man aged 37 was later arrested on suspicion of drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

He is currently being questioned by detectives.

Witnesses are urged to call police on 0151 777 5747.