A MAN suffered injuries to his leg and cuts to his hand after he was struck by a car which had mounted the pavement in a hit-and-run.

The victim was buying food from a kebab van on Basingstoke Road at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, April 16 when he was hit by a blue Ford Focus car.

The car hit him on the pavement and the driver sped off without stopping.

The Ford Focus and a grey car drove into Reading town centre, causing a collision by hitting several other cars, and then hitting each other on Forbury Road near the railway bridge.

A man from one of the cars took out a hammer and threatened the driver of the other vehicle.

The duo then walked towards Friar Street, one tried to get onto a bus and the other into a taxi.

Thames Valley Police then arrested a man on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm, affray, possession of an offensive weapon and driving offences.

A 30-year-old man from Reading has been arrested in connection with this incident.

He has been released on police bail until May 14.

The victim suffered injuries to his leg and cuts to his hand and required hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the incident in Reading.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Marius York, of Force CID based at Reading, said: “This was an incident in the early hours of Thursday evening, where a lot of people would have been commuting home or going about their business.

“We are appealing for information to assist in our investigation.

“Anyone who has witnessed the incidents on Basingstoke Road, Forbury Road, and Friar Street are asked to get in touch.

“Additionally if anyone has footage of these incidents we would ask them to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or go to our website quoting reference 43190115473 or you can report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.