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Leicester man charged with attempted murder

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Image caption Martin McCarthy was detained after the victim was injured in Pickering Close, Leicester on Sunday afternoon

A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and driving offences after a man was hit by a car.

Martin McCarthy, of Broughton Road, Leicester, was detained after the victim was injured in Pickering Close, Leicester at about midday on Sunday.

The injured man is due to have leg surgery later this week.

Mr McCarthy has also been accused of dangerous diving, driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit and driving without insurance.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court later.

Leicestershire Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.

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