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Taxi driver traced in Daniel Moore 'hit-and-run' probe

Daniel Moore
Image caption Mr Moore had been living in Sydney for two years

A taxi driver is helping Australian police with their inquiries after a Teesside man was badly hurt in a suspected "hit-and-run".

Daniel Moore, 21, of Marske near Redcar, was found unconscious with a fractured skull by a roadside in Manly, Sydney, on 26 June.

New South Wales Police said it believed Mr Moore, who is now "stable", may have been in a hit-and-run crash.

A spokesman said a statement had been taken from a 29-year-old taxi driver.

The vehicle has also been seized for forensic examination, police confirmed.

Mr Moore is in the Royal North Shore Hospital where he was also treated for internal bleeding.

He had been living and working in the Sydney area for two years.

A statement from New South Wales Police said: "A 29-year-old male taxi driver attended Kogarah Police Station and provided a statement to police.

"The taxi was seized for forensic examination."

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