Police appeal for witnesses after incident in Bridlington

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A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident in which a 53-year-old man was injured with a broken shoulder.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident on Prospect Street, Bridlington, at around 6.40pm on Thursday 17 October.

A black Vauxhall Vectra was travelling along Wellington Road when it approached the junction with Prospect Street when a 53-year-old man allegedly stepped off the pavement in front of the car, forcing the vehicle to stop.

A verbal altercation then took place between the man driving the car and the pedestrian. The driver then allegedly grabbed the pedestrian while in the car, before setting off while holding him.

After a short distance the driver released the pedestrian who fell into the carriage way, narrowly being missed by a white/green coloured van. The van driver stopped and assisted the pedestrian before leaving the area without leaving their details.

The pedestrian has sustained a broken shoulder and cuts to his head. He was taken to Scarborough Hospital for treatment.

A 38 year old man has been arrested in relation to the incident before being released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Officers are keen to trace the van driver or any other witnesses. Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 538 of 17/10/13.