A man has been seriously injured after a car ploughed into a group of people in Liverpool city centre.
The victim aged 19, was one of four men crossing Slater Street at about 02:45 GMT when they were struck by a white Ford Kuga.
The driver of the car did not stop at the scene, Merseyside Police are currently investigating.
A 19-year-old man from Stoneycroft has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
A police spokesman said:
“We are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Slater Street, Liverpool, in the early hours of this morning, Monday, 24 December.
Officers were called at 2.45am to reports of two male pedestrians having been in collision with a car.
A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable, a second 19-year-old man was also taken to hospital with minor facial injuries.
The driver of the white Ford Kuga car did not stop at the scene and officers are investigating the incident. The car was also seen on Bold Street and Wood Street.
We can confirm a 19-year-old man from Stoneycroft has been arrested on Aigburth Road this morning on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.”
The man who sustained injuries was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable, another victim was taken to hospital with minor facial injuries.
“We would appeal to anyone who was in the Slater Street, Bold Street and Wood Street area to come forward if they have witnessed this incident or have witnessed a white Ford Kuga car in the area at the time travelling at speed. Any information provided could be vital to our investigation.”
Sgt Gerard Farley