A TEENAGER arrested after three Leeds United supporters were hurt in a suspected hit-and-run collision has been released on bail.
The injured men were all thought to have been attending Leeds United’s game at Ipswich Town, when they were struck by a vehicle in the Suffolk town on Saturday.
It is thought they were on their way to the railway station after leaving the Portman Road ground when the incident happened around 5pm.
Shortly afterwards, a teenager from London was arrested about a mile away following a police chase.
The 17-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop after a collision. He has now been released on police bail until October 28. It was initially thought that just one man was hurt in the crash, but it has since emerged that three men were involved.
One of the injured men was in his 30s and suffered minor bruising. A second, in his 40s was treated for a seriously injured back, and a third, whose age has not been confirmed, suffered a serious head wound in the collision.
The crash happened as fans left Portman Road following Ipswich Town’s 2-1 defeat to Leeds.
At least one of the men was wearing a Leeds United shirt, and all are thought to be supporters of the West Yorkshire club.
A police spokesman said: “Three men were injured and one man arrested following a road traffic collision in Ipswich yesterday, Saturday 24 August.
“The three men were struck by a vehicle as they walked along Princes Street at around 5pm. They were able to walk away from the scene but a short time later were taken to Ipswich Hospital by the ambulance service.
“One of the men received a serious head injury, a second received a serious back injury and the third received minor bruising. Officers later witnessed the vehicle that was believed to have been involved in the incident in London Road. The vehicle was pursued and a 17-year-old boy was arrested nearby in Prospect Road.”