A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit and run crash.

Police were called at 8.18pm on Saturday 20 July to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a white transit van in Cherry Orchard, Hemel Hempstead.

The pedestrian, a man in his thirties, was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

A 23-year-old man from Abbots Langley was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Police are seeking a second man.

Detective Inspector Adele Hopkin is investigating. She said: “We are treating this incident as an attempted murder. I am urging any witnesses to come forward and report what you saw.

“The driver of the van, a male, did not stop at the scene so if you think you saw the van leaving the area, please get in touch. We’ve arrested a person in connection with this incident but we believe there is another male outstanding and we are carrying out enquiries to locate them.

“We would be grateful for any information. No matter how small it might seem, it could prove to be vital to our investigation.

“If you can help please get in touch on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/65961/19.”

Anyone with information can also visit www.herts.police.uk/Report, speak to an operator in the polices Force Communications Room at herts.police.uk/contact or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at