Man run over following argument in Mansfield had broken ribs and fractured ankle

A man had to be taken to hospital after he was knocked down by a van moments after an argument broke out.

Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 8:32 pm

The 51-year-old victim was hit by a white Ford Transit van in Station Road, Mansfield, at around 6pm on Tuesday, July 27.

He was taken to hospital and treated for broken ribs and a fractured ankle.

Officers were quickly on the scene and arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm; dangerous driving and drink-driving.

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There had been an argument

It is thought the van driver got in his vehicle and drove off after an argument broke out. It is unclear whether he deliberately ran over the victim.

A scene was put in place while investigations were carried out.

Detective Sergeant Ricky Ellis, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The victim is recovering in hospital and thankfully his injuries do not appear to be life threatening or life altering.

“We are working to establish the full circumstances of the incident and are speaking with witnesses who were in the area at the time. CCTV is being examined and enquiries continue.

“While we have made an arrest, we are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has relevant dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 613 of July 27.

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