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Kingsbury forklift incident

Avon & Somerset Police have just confirmed that they have arrested two men in connection with an incident involving a forklift which left a third man in critical condition. The victim, a 26-year-old man is believed to have fallen from the vehicle as it was driven along Folly Road in Kingsbury Episcopi at around 4pm yesterday (Sunday). The exact facts are far from clear, Police have suggested that a yellow Caterpillar Telehandler they believe to have been stolen was being driven in convoy with another vehicle. The man sustained life threatening injuries and remains in hospital.

Police have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and theft of a motor vehicle and a 27-year-old man on suspicion of drink driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and theft of a motor vehicle.

Both have been released under investigation while further enquiries take place.

Can you help? The Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw the forklift driving in the Martock area on Sunday afternoon, particularly between the areas of Kingsbury Episcopi and Coat.

If you witnessed the incident, or have information which could help the Police, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5219014045.

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