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Car Ploughs Into Pedestrian In 'Murder Attempt'
Video of the moment a pedestrian was hit by a car in what police believe was a murder attempt has been released.
It shows the victim bounce into the car's windscreen after being hit, before being carried along on the bonnet for several yards.
When the car stops, the 24-year-old is flung off into the road before struggling to his feet and limping away.
The car, believed to be a Seat Leon, is then driven off and has not been traced.
Bedfordshire Police have released the footage in an attempt to catch the culprit.
It happened in Radnor Road in Luton at 11pm on June 12 and is being treated as attempted murder by detectives.
Police say they are "potentially linking" it to another crime, also being investigated as an attempted murder, which happened in the town two weeks beforehand when another man was shot in the back with a pellet gun.
Detective Chief Inspector Jason Gordon of Bedfordshire's major crime unit, said: "The victims in both these incidents are lucky to be alive.
"They both narrowly escaped very serious injury and it is clear the offenders on both occasions meant to cause serious harm.
"There will be people living in the community who know who is responsible and now they are being treated as attempt murder will I hope make people realise this is serious and come forward."
In the shooting, an 18-year-old man was walking with friends when two masked assailants struck at about 1.30am on May 25.