A 62-year-old man is 'critical but stable' in hospital with serious injuries after after a hit and run in Runcorn.

Detectives have launched an appeal for witnesses to the collision, which took place at around 11.40pm on Saturday.

It occurred by the Riverside Housing Association building in Halton Brook Avenue.

Police attended and discovered that the occupants of the red Fiat Punto involved in the collision had fled the scene on foot and that the pedestrian had sustained serious injuries.

A 30-year-old man from Warrington and 31-year-old woman from Runcorn were arrested in connection with the incident and have both been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

As part of their enquiries, police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any other information or dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.

Sergeant Andrew Dennison, of Cheshire Constabulary's serious and complex collision investigation unit, said: "A man sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

"We are determined to establish exactly what happened and I urge anyone who witnessed the incident, which occurred shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday, or anything else that may help our investigation to get in touch.

"The same goes for anyone who believes they have dashcam footage that may be relevant to the investigation or information regarding where the red Fiat Punto had been prior to the collision.

"We particularly want to speak to anyone who was in a white hatchback car as well as a female pedestrian who was carrying an umbrella.

"They were both seen in the area at the time of the collision."

Anyone with information in relation to the collision should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 531561, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at https://cheshireconstabulary.egressforms.com