POLICE believe a hit-and-run incident is linked to a fight that took place outside an Ellesmere Port pub.
At about 9.30pm on Friday police were called to an incident involving a car that had collided with a pedestrian in Heath Avenue/Chester Road, near Whitby School.
This happened close to the scene of a dispute outside The Woodland involving two men – who had not been drinking in the pub – 15 minutes before.
The 25-year-old man sustained a broken leg following the collision on Friday.
Investigating officers are hoping witnesses can help them trace the driver, who sped off.
Police are appealing for more information as they suspect the two incidents may be linked.
The car failed to stop at the scene and the injured man was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital for treatment.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman Shelley Williams said: “Police are establishing whether the incident is linked to an altercation between a group of men that took place outside The Woodland pub on Chester Road at about 9.15pm.”
Anyone with any information should call DC Carl Triggs at Ellesmere Port CID on 0845 458 0000, quoting incident 1035 01.04.11. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.