A THIRD man has been arrested in connection with an attempted murder investigation in Middlesbrough. 

The 20-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remains in police custody at this time. 

Police launched an investigation after a 37-year-old man suffered serious injuries and a 24-year-old woman suffered less serious injuries when they were hit by a white Vauxhall Insignia as they cycled on Homerton Road/Gribdale Road at around 9.05pm on Saturday (August 21).

The 37-year-old man remains in a critical condition at James Cook University Hospital.

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Officers believe that the incident was a deliberate and targeted act.

Detectives are now appealing to anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident or who saw a white Vauxhall Insignia travelling along Stainton Way, Hemlington, at approximately 4.50pm on Sunday (August 22) or anyone who may have CCTV or dash cam of the vehicle to get in touch.

The white Vauxhall Insignia was later found nearby; abandoned with severe fire damage.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting incident number 140970.

Footage can also be uploaded directly here.

Independent charity Crimestoppers Can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Two other men arrested in connection with the investigation, aged 20 and 28, remain on police bail whilst enquiries continue

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