Islington car-drag victim pulled 100 yards along road

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A man was dragged 100 yards (91m) along the road by a car and left with serious injuries, in London.

The man, 27, was leaning into the car through a passenger window when the driver of the black Vauxhall Zafira took off on Essex Road, Islington.

He struck his head on the road when he lost his grip on the car whose driver fled the scene, police said.

The Met Police said a man, 57, was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was also detained on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and is being held at a north London police station.

The incident happened just before 02:00 GMT.

The victim is in an east London hospital in a critical condition. His next of kin have been informed.

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