A man in his thirties was rushed to hospital following a hit and run in Earley this week.

The incident happened at around 7:15pm as the victim approached a set of traffic lights just off Redhatch Drive on Beech Lane.

Police have reported that a driver in a silver SUV travelling in the opposite direction on Beech Lane drove into him before driving away.

Prior to this incident, the victim had stopped at a black car parked on Thanington Way to ask for a lift. When the driver refused he continued on towards Reading.

The man suffered a fractured pelvis, a broken thumb, scrapes and a bruised head.

A 32-year-old from Reading has so far been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sara Di Giorgio, of Bracknell and Wokingham CID, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this assault to please get in touch.

“The victim was helped by members of the public afterwards so anyone who is yet to speak to police should do so as soon as possible.

“We are also looking to identify the silver car involved so anyone with information should also contact police.”

The offender has been described as an Asian man in his mid-thirties, of medium build, with black/dark hair and facial hair. The car is described as SUV-sized, possibly a Toyota.

The parked black car was thought to be a black BMW 3 series or similar.

Police added: “Lastly, any drivers with dashcam who were driving in the area at the time or anyone with CCTV or video doorbells in the area should check their recordings and send us any that might assist our investigation.

“Anyone with information should call 101 and ask for CID at Loddon Valley or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43240235557.

“Alternatively, you can speak to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”