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Woman, 30, seriously injured after being dragged by car in broad daylight

A WOMAN was left with serious injuries after she was mowed down by a car in broad daylight.

Police launched an appeal to discover the woman’s identity after she was dragged down the road by a silver Vauxhall Astra in Leeds at 2.30pm yesterday.

But overnight, authorities were able to identify her.

West Yorkshire Police said the car made off from the scene at Strathmore Avenue in Harehills.

The victim was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary and remains in hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Police have confirmed it is a 30-year-old local woman after her partner contacted authorities.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection and remains in custody.

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Leeds District Acting Detective Inspector Victoria Alexander said: “This was clearly a traumatic incident, which has occurred in the middle of the day when it is likely people will have been in the vicinity and saw what happened.

“CCTV enquiries are taking place and we are looking to retrieve any dash-cam footage which may exist from other passing motorists.”

Police are urging anyone who witnessed what happened to contact them immediately as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is urged to use the non-emergency number 101 or via the live chat system on the Force website quoting log reference 1038 of 13/09.

Details can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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