Boys 'deliberately run over' on pavement in Wolverhampton

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Newhampton Road West, WolverhamptonImage source, Google
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The teens were injured in Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton

Two teenage boys suffered serious injuries when a car "deliberately" mounted a kerb and hit them, police said.

The pair, aged 16 and 17, were struck in the hit and run on Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton, at about 20:00 GMT on Thursday.

They continue to recover in hospital, West Midlands Police said.

Officers believe a dark VW or Audi was damaged in the crash. No arrests have been made.

Investigating officer Det Con Sarah Lewin said: "We are treating this as a deliberate act and urging anyone who saw what happened or has information on who was involved to get in touch with us.

"A dark car, possibly a long saloon VW or Audi, hit the teens and then drove off without stopping. The car is likely to have damage to the front and be very noticeable."

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